How Long Do New Tyres Last?

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So you've bought your new tyres, but you're not sure how long it will be until you have to change them again. Well in this article, we're going to look at how you can get the most miles from your tyres, how long they are likely to last, and if paying extra for a premium brand is going to make a difference.

The average tyre lifespan

According to most tyre and breakdown companies, you should expect approximately 20,000 miles from your front tyres and 40,000 from the rears. Of course, this doesn’t mean your tyres are guaranteed to last this long. Tyre wear can be affected by many factors, such as road conditions, driving style, tyre maintenance, and weather conditions. 

When should you replace your tyres?

You should always replace your tyres when the tread depth reaches 1.6mm or when the tyre is 10 years old. You should also replace your tyre if you notice a bulge in the sidewall or a split in the tread that shows cords.

How can i make my tyres last longer?

There are a number of ways you can increase your tyre life:

  • Having a wheel alignment when changing your tyres
  • Avoid potholes, curbs, and broken pavement
  • Avoid aggressive driving behaviour such as hard cornering, quick acceleration or sudden braking.
  • Ensure your tyre pressures are checked monthly.
  • Rotate your tyres every 10,000 miles.