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How long do car tires last?

“A combination of physical factors, climate conditions, and driving habits really makes a difference, but it is recommended you replace your tires after driving 10,000-50,000 km.”

The lifespan of a tire really depends on a combination of variables, but it is recommended that you replace your tires after driving about 10,000 - 50,000 kilometres. 


Some of the factors that can shorten the lifespan of your tire are:


  • Physical factors

1) Age

2) Neglected wear and tear

  • Road & climate conditions

1) Bumpy roads

2) Curbs and obstacles

3) Excessive rain, snow and ice

4) Exposure to strong sunlight and ozone

  • Driving habits

1) High speed

2) Abrupt starts and brakes

3) Heavy load

4) Long-distance driving

  • Improper usage

1) Neglected air pressure

2) Setting and rotation

3) Wrong combination of tire types

4) Incompatible wheel and rim sizes

5) Reusing a flat tire

It is recommended that you inspect your tires at least once a month, or before a long road trip. 

✔ Check the air pressure

✔ Check for tread wear with:

1) Tread depth gauge

2) Tread wear indicator

If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear indicator will appear as a solid band across the tread. Replace the tire when you first witness this as it means there is less than 1.6mm of tread left on the tire. Do not wait for the band to appear across the entire tread before replacing the tire.

3) Penny test

✔ Look for wear and tear 


Of course, in addition, it is always recommended to visit a tire professional - who would most accurately diagnose if it’s time to say goodbye to your tires.