A new set of tires can cost an arm and a leg, but their role is imperative in the safety and quality of your ride. Do not fret, it won’t be a waste of your hard-earned money if you invest in the right brand and if you know how to take care of them to make them last and improve their lifespan.
There’s no exact determinator of how long a particular tire will last. But to give you an idea, an average driver drives between 19000 km to 24000 km a year, meaning a tire will last somewhere between 3 and 5 years.
While there are things a driver does that cause a tire to wear and there are also things a driver can do to make it last, it will all depend on the maintenance, driving style, and road conditions, etc.
So if you want to save money in the long run, you have to make tire maintenance a priority.
Tire rotation is important in improving tire performance and extending the life of your tires.
As you drive, each tire position experiences different rates and types of wear. The conditions that your front tires are dealing with are different from the conditions your back tires are taking.
The front tires experience more torque and friction force required for turning, accelerating, and braking—which causes more wear. By rotating your tires, the wear will be spread evenly to all four tires. This method helps extend the life of your tires and increases the safety of your tire—not to mention a smoother ride.
With this in mind, how often should you rotate your tires?
You’ll find this information in your owner’s manual. But most manufacturers recommend a tire rotation every 8,000-10,000 km.
Bridgestone tire centers spread across the country offer this tire maintenance service. We recommend that when you drop your car in for a rotation you’ll also have your tires checked for damages, air pressure, and tread depth.