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How Long Should Your Tyres Last?

Your tyres are the only part of your vehicle in contact with the road, and as such they should always be in the best possible condition. When it comes to tyres, Birmingham roads are average – with some good places and some potholed, rough and patchy areas, especially in the areas away from the city centre – and should not damage your tyres excessively, as long as you drive sensibly. So how long should your tyres last under these conditions? Let us take a look.

How Long Should Your Tyres Last

Normal Expectations

The rule of thumb for normal driving conditions is that front tyres should last for about 20,000 miles and the rear tyres for about 40,000 miles. This means that you could, ideally buy four tyres initially, replace the front two at 20,000 miles and then replace all four at 40,000 miles, if that advice aligns with the wear and tear on your tyres.

What Affects Longevity of Tyres?

Because it is quite possible that every driver will get a different experience from their tyres. This is because the wear and tear on tyres is affected by a wealth of different factors, from the weight and model of the vehicle to your driving style, average speed of driving and how well and often you take care of the tyres. Having your wheels balanced and aligned can extend the life of your tyres, as can rotating them – front tyres, as noted above, tend to wear more than back tyres – and under or overinflating them. Finally, the tyres original quality can also have an impact: budget tyres will not last quite as well as premium offerings.

If you are a highly careful driver who only uses your car for short trips once or twice a week, then your tyres might well age out rather than wear out. If this is the case, you should have your tyres checked annually from the time they are five years old, until they are ten. Ten-year-old tyres should automatically be switched out as the materials the tyre is made from will begin to deteriorate at this age, and they will become unsafe, even if they seem to be in great condition. 

Looking for quality yet affordable car tyres in Birmingham? Visit Plume Tyres and shop car tyres within just a few clicks. It will not be too much of an effort to check and get tyres replaced from a trustworthy garage.

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