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What factors affect the tyre’s life?

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Tyre’s age
No matter how maintained your tyres are, they gradually deteriorate over time. If not changed, old tyres impact car performance and increase the risk of severe damages and accidents.
On average, the life of a tyre can be either 5 years or 50,000 km. Based on whichever comes first, you should get them replaced. But sometimes you may have to change the tyres sooner due to other damages.
Tyre damages
Once damaged, a tyre loses its lifespan even if it is repaired. Even minor damages over time lead to wear and tear, causing the tyre to lose its longevity. Hence, you must try to avoid damages such as cuts, bulges, punctures, uneven tread wear, etc.
Road conditions
You can’t control the conditions on a road while driving your car. But the road conditions definitely control the life of your tyres. Good road conditions are obviously better for tyres' lifespan than rough road conditions.
Tyres’ longevity reduces if you regularly drive on roads having sharp objects, potholes, speed bumps, etc. These factors put uneven pressure on tyres and increase the chances of damage.
Climate conditions
Extreme climate conditions also increase the pace of wear and tear on tyres. For instance, a long journey on a hot day will intensify the heat generated in tyres, causing them to damage faster. Similarly, driving while it’s raining or snowing also damages the material of car tyres.
Improper tyre usage
Tyre usage involves certain best practices every user must follow. Neglecting the proper usage practices can cause damages, reducing the longevity of tyres. Some of the improper practices include the following.
  • Driving your car on snow or ice using summer tyres.
  • Not having the same type of tyres on all four wheels.
  • Using incompatible rim and wheel sizes.
  • Driving with tyres that don’t comply with the vehicle manufacturer’s load index and speed capability guidelines.
  • Driving your car with a re-inflated tyre after it flattens.
  • Fitting a spare tyre that doesn’t match the size of other tyres on your vehicle.
Driving habits
Your habits as a driver also affect the life of car tyres. Excessive speeding, emergency braking, and sudden stop/start can damage tyres.
Similarly, your ignorance towards the car’s condition can also speed up the wear process in tyres. If you fail to consult professionals about an issue, it tends to damage car tyres faster.

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