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    How long do your TYRES usually last you? (in Miles)

    As title really..

    Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how long their tyres actually last before they need replacing, general driving, from new tyres to when they need replacing..

    what is it, 3000, 5000, 10,000 miles or more..

    any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    Banned

    25000-30000

    depends on the brand and special skills of specific tyre.

    4344 miles for the first and 5788 for the back...

    vibeone

    25000-30000depends on the brand and special skills of specific tyre.



    what brand are yours NASA??? lol

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    vibeone

    25000-30000depends on the brand and special skills of specific tyre.



    eh? 25,000 - 30,000 what brand are they lol..

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    about 40K on my last car

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    csiman

    about 40K on my last car



    nice!

    thats about 3 years of driving for the normal person.. what were they? anything special?

    around 30k i reckon.

    WTF?? I can barely get 10k

    Around 25 to 30k, so around 3 years

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    Ruscoe21

    WTF?? I can barely get 10k



    yh this is about the norm, but i heard people saying more or much less, hence i'd check you guys on here for your thoughts..

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    Ruscoe21

    WTF?? I can barely get 10k


    seriously need to look at your driving then mate. Do you live in Milton Keynes?

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    DudeyGeeza

    yh this is about the norm, but i heard people saying more or much less, … yh this is about the norm, but i heard people saying more or much less, hence i'd check you guys on here for your thoughts..


    No, its not. People doing average mileage dont change their tyres EVERY year!

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    csiman

    No, its not. People doing average mileage dont change their tyres EVERY … No, its not. People doing average mileage dont change their tyres EVERY year!



    yes, sorry, that was what i thought was the norm, but it obviously isnt, which is exactly why i started this thread, nice one guys, keep em coming

    They struggled to get about 40 miles out of the tyres in sundays f1 race

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    numptyj

    They struggled to get about 40 miles out of the tyres in sundays f1 race … They struggled to get about 40 miles out of the tyres in sundays f1 race



    You F1 dullard!

    306 had dodgey arms and still used to get 12,000 miles out of them with the tracking out.

    in all honestly i can get about 30k miles on a decent pair of pirelli or michelin.

    The one thing thats **** up tires are the stones, they take chunks out of them. i had to replace mine after 3 months!

    Original Poster

    its looking like i should expect about 20k min, to 30k max..



    only time will tell of course, but feel free to keep letting us know your usages

    csiman

    seriously need to look at your driving then mate. Do you live in Milton … seriously need to look at your driving then mate. Do you live in Milton Keynes?



    Nope Stevenage.

    Completely depends on 4 things.

    Compound (Bridgestones,Yokies very soft don't expect any more than 20k driving like miss daisy. On avg. 10-15k
    Michys, Conti and Pirellis are generally a hard compound so you can expect up to 40k driving like miss daisy. On Avg 20-30K

    Vehicle Maintainance (Tyre Pressures/suspension/bushes etc.)

    Road Condition (Quality of Roads)

    and the biggie

    Driving Style... if you drive it like you stole it expect less than 5k for the soft compounds and less than 15k for the harder compounds.


    Edited by: "Celticsun" 24th May 2011

    Also depends a lot on original quality - like 10k for cheapest Chinese tyres to 30k or more for Michelins.

    Ruscoe21

    Nope Stevenage.



    They were some sports tires though, low pros, and i think they were "W" rating if that makes any sense

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    lol love the "drive like you stole it" comment

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    Sorry mine are Michelin Energy Saver's....

    and 25-30k is absolutely normal..... what planet are you guys on?!

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    vibeone

    25000-30000depends on the brand and special skills of specific tyre.

    Rupz

    in all honestly i can get about 30k miles on a decent pair of pirelli or … in all honestly i can get about 30k miles on a decent pair of pirelli or michelin. The one thing thats **** up tires are the stones, they take chunks out of them. i had to replace mine after 3 months!





    Um.....

    Celticsun

    Completely depends on 4 things.Compound (Bridgestones,Yokies very soft … Completely depends on 4 things.Compound (Bridgestones,Yokies very soft don't expect any more than 20k driving like miss daisy. On avg. 10-15k Michys, Conti and Pirellis are generally a hard compound so you can expect up to 40k driving like miss daisy. On Avg 20-30KVehicle Maintainance (Tyre Pressures/suspension/bushes etc.)Road Condition (Quality of Roads)and the biggie Driving Style... if you drive it like you stole it expect less than 5k for the soft compounds and less than 15k for the harder compounds.



    Compound - Dont know, mine are pirellies but the exact formulation is unknown

    Vehicle maintenance - i typically check tyre pressure every month, or on long journies

    Road condition - Generally the roads are flat and smooth, there are pot holes which i try to avoid and have a 82% success rate. The rocks on building sites screw my tyres up big style

    Driving style - i drive an a hole.... pure and simple

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    vibeone

    Um.....


    LOLZ

    whatsThePoint

    And there was me thinking a sporty car having stickier tyres which … And there was me thinking a sporty car having stickier tyres which wouldn't last as long as othersAny constant 4x4 car IE Subaru would be harder on tyres as wellAnd a heavy car would be harder on tyres to



    lol A 4X4 car means they will generally wear evenly

    A rear wheel driver guess what.... the rears will wear first

    A front wheel drive...you get the point.

    Unless you do front to rear or rear to front you should only be needing to change the drive wheel tyres, so not all 4 at the same time.

    Lets face it in a front wheel drive car all the back wheels do is follow you.
    Edited by: "Celticsun" 24th May 2011

    ^^ I believe the advice given now is to have the best tyres on the rear of your car.

    Michelin pretty good,some can last no time though

    greg_68

    ^^ I believe the advice given now is to have the best tyres on the rear … ^^ I believe the advice given now is to have the best tyres on the rear of your car.



    Apparently its better to have a blow out on the front as you can still steer, blow out on the rear means back end might overtake you. Thats the thinking.

    No reason you can't do a front to rear if you are sensible though to get even wear, wouldnt advise swapping them over if you only had 2mm left on your fronts and put them on the back.

    vibeone

    Um.....



    yes. erm... sorry lol.... were all allowed one mistake arent we

    whatsThePoint

    4x4 means they all wear faster as they aren't 100% in sync and working … 4x4 means they all wear faster as they aren't 100% in sync and working against each other



    If what you are saying is the power isn't split 50/50 then you are correct but they will wear more evenly than a FWD or a RWD.

    4x4 I believe range 60/40 70/30 front to rear ratio

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    greg_68

    ^^ I believe the advice given now is to have the best tyres on the rear … ^^ I believe the advice given now is to have the best tyres on the rear of your car.



    That is the current advice, and the current advice I ignore :P

    Always had Dunlop runflats on my car and they last about 10K miles, tyre fitter told me this is typical.
    Edited by: "flyingflea" 24th May 2011

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    flyingflea

    Always had Dunlop runflats on my car and they last about 10K miles, tyre … Always had Dunlop runflats on my car and they last about 10K miles, tyre fitter told me this is typical.


    thanks for your input dude

    whatsThePoint

    You accept that with fwd or rwd the tyres that get power delivered wear … You accept that with fwd or rwd the tyres that get power delivered wear the quickestSo with all 4 wheels being driven they all wear quicker with the rears usually wearing faster because they get more power delivered



    Seriously you are boring me now.

    Yes a FWD and RWD will wear faster as they are 100% power driven at all times.

    A 4x4 will wear all 4 at the same time to a degree more than a 2wd vehicle however all power is not concentrated to 1 axle so less wear will be given to the axle with a lesser drive ratio.

    If you want to get seriously technical then the rate of wear will probably be less than a 2wd vehicle as the torque is more evenly spread across the 2 axles meaning less wear force is exacted on 2 particular tyres.

    The best tyres in my opinion are Continental EcoContact and Uniroyals, superb in the rain and I get over 20K out of them, but it also depends on the car, some cars are heavier on tyres than others.

    aircanman

    The best tyres in my opinion are Continental EcoContact and Uniroyals, … The best tyres in my opinion are Continental EcoContact and Uniroyals, superb in the rain and I get over 20K out of them, but it also depends on the car, some cars are heavier on tyres than others.



    Conti Contact 2 are a great tyre as are the Michelin Primacy but they obviously cost accordingly.
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