How to make your tyres last longer

By Adam White

When it comes to your car, its tyres are one of the most important components. And while they might not last forever, there are a number of different things that you can do to make them last that little bit longer.

Tyres last longer

Check their pressure

This is something that should be done regularly, around every month or so. Underinflated tyres that operate for long periods at low pressure will suffer damage to the sidewalls and will need replacing far more quickly, in addition to increasing your car’s fuel consumption. Make sure that you inflate your car’s tyres according to the manufacturer's recommendations. You’ll normally find this information in the owner's manual. Just as importantly, make sure that your tyres aren’t overinflated as this can lead to uneven wear and result in poor traction.

Align your wheels

Check every 5000 to 10000 miles that your wheels are correctly aligned so that they make the correct contact with the road at all times. Wheels that are not aligned correctly can lead to increased fuel consumption, in addition to uneven wear of the tyre tread which can result in difficult steering. Some suggest that you should align your wheels every second oil change.

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Rotate your tyres

Related to alignment, you should rotate your tyres whether you see signs of wear or not. Every 5000 to 1000 miles you should consider rotating them regardless of your driving habits. As both front and rear tyres function in different ways, rotating them is the best way to even out their wear maximising the length of time they will last. It's important to use professionals such as Protyre to handle rotation as there are other considerations, particularly with modern, directional tyres.

Avoid the kerb

The kerb is a tyre's worst enemy and should be avoided at all costs, especially if you’re driving at speed. Every time a car hits the kerb it damages the tyres and greatly increases the chances of a fracture in the sidewall of the tyre, creating the potential for a lethal blow-out.

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Avoid other hazards to tyres

Whilst the kerb is clearly to be avoided, there are other hazards that you should quite literally steer clear of as well. Potholes, speed bumps, braking too fast and driving fast on damaged roads will all increase the wear and tear on your tyres.
So if you're looking for another 10 ways to make your tyres last longer, why not call in at one of our garages across the country where one of our tyre professionals will be only too happy to advise you. Whether you’re after the latest Pirelli tyres, or you prefer your tyres to be Michelin, Goodyear, Falken, Sumitomo or Bridgestone, Protyre is here to help.
Why use our simple search function to browse through our collection of top quality tyres specific to your vehicle model. We stock an array of different tyres for all sizes and models, in addition to those for different seasons and in various price ranges.

Alternatively, you can book a free tyre check online or call into your local Protyre garage where one of our qualified fitters will be very happy to discuss your options with you.

Choosing the Right Tyre Made Easy

When it comes to your car's safety and performance, tyres can play a huge role. That's why we've put together a collection of helpful articles to guide you through the process of selecting the perfect tyres for your ride and maintaining your vehicle in general.

If you're looking for a smoother, more luxurious driving experience, premium car tyres might be the way to go. Or, if you want added security against flats, run flat car tyres could be your best bet. Trying to decide between summer car tyres and winter car tyres? We've got you covered there, too.

We also dive into the world of tyre brands, comparing top manufacturers like BF Goodrich tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Continental tyres, Dunlop tyres, Falken tyres, General tyres, Goodyear tyres, GT Radial tyres , Hankook tyres, Michelin tyres, Pirelli tyres, Runway tyres, Sumitomo tyres, and Toyo tyres.

But we don't just stop at helping you choose the right tyres – we also share tips on how to keep them in tip-top shape. From checking your tread depth and keeping your tyres properly inflated to extending their life through regular rotation and balancing, our articles have got you covered.

So, whether you're a car enthusiast or just looking to keep your vehicle safe and reliable, our car help and advice articles are here to help you make informed decisions about your tyres. Check them out and feel confident in your tyre choices!

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By Adam White
Adam looks to create engaging and informative content across the website that provides consumers with expert advice on MOTs, servicing, vehicle maintenance and tyre care. As a motorsport enthusiast, Adam enjoys documenting the Protyre Motorsport team’s involvement in major motorsport events across the UK.
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