How many miles do tyres last?

Thursday 24th September 2020

how many miles do tyres last

How long do tyres last?

On average, tyre life ranges from between 3 -5 years, and between 30,000 to 60,000 miles. It’s suggested that each front tyre should be able to perform to a minimum mileage of 20,000 miles, while rear tyres should be around 40,000. Although, it should be noted that this depends on many factors – the most prevalent being brand, as different manufacturers develop tyres with longer lifespans than others.

However, there are certain steps you can take to improve your tyre’s longevity:

How to improve tyre life

  • Check your tyre pressure – underinflated tyres can cause a dip in the centre of your tyre, which can result in uneven tyre wear, so ensuring that your tyres are inflated to the correct tyre pressure can help improve tyre life.
  • Wheel alignment – if your wheels are not aligned correctly, this can affect the tyre’s life. If your vehicle is dragging to one side or exhibiting unusual noises, it may mean your tyres are misaligned.
  • Weight of the car – the heavier the vehicle, the more impact this will have on the weight of your tyres. A top tip is to remove unnecessary items in your boot, as this also helps reduce your fuel consumption, too.

For more information, our tips on how to improve tyre life guide has you covered – providing more tips such as driving safe and avoiding potholes.

Choosing the best tyres for your car

Another tip to improve tyre life is choosing the right tyres for your vehicle. Arguably, this is one of the most important elements to consider when you’re trying to prolong the life of your tyres. This is because tyres which are optimised to improve fuel economy and reduce rolling distance are more likely to last longer - however, this could mean that they can be more expensive. Learn more about what the best tyres are for your car from our detailed guide.

Now you’ve learnt how long new tyres last, search for the perfect tyres for your vehicle. Locate your nearest Formula One Autocentre for fitting, or get in touch with a member of our team for more information.

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