These following factors determine the lifespan of your tyres:
- Driving pattern
- Position of tyres
- Pressure of tyres
Are you a “soft” driver or a “hard” driver? The way you drive plays an important role in how long your tyres can last. Hard drivers are drivers who brake and turn aggressively. The constant “emergency” brakes will create more friction between the road and tyres, making your tyres wear out faster. Be a soft driver instead! Slow down instead of stopping abruptly and drive at comfortable speeds.
Front tyres tend to wear out quicker than the back tyres. This is caused by the movement of the steering. Another factor is also the pressure of your tyres. Both under-inflation and over-inflation of tyres will increase the wear of your tyres.
The terrain that you usually drive on will affect your tyre lifespan. Are the roads that you usually pass through smooth and flat? Or is it rocky, unpaved roads? Rough terrain will wear out tyres faster.
Exposure to heat, sunlight and rain will degrade the tyres. Changes in the temperature will cause the tyres of expand and contract slightly, slowly wearing them out over time. We at Goh Swee Hin advise you to check your tyres constantly, with extra attention to the sidewalls.