An area of concern for auto owners will always be the life of the tires and when to change them. As we know your tires play a major part in the vehicle’s performance, they must always be maintained regularly to avoid serious damages to cars in braking, acceleration and fuel consumption. The average life of a regular tire is found to be 25,000 miles for the front and 30,000 for the rear. This is mainly due to the fact that the front tires have to with deal with the action of the steering and as well as the weight of the engine and other components.
The four main objectives to determine the life of your vehicles tires are the tread pattern, tread depth, driving habits, and road conditions.
Tread Pattern: The pattern of the tread is designed to help with the grip of the tire. It is important for all the tires in the vehicle to have the same tread pattern for a long lasting tire. There are four main categories of tread pattern found on tires; directional, asymmetric, multi directional and cold weather pattern. The tread quality relies greatly on the depth of the tread in the tire.
Tread Depth: The higher the depth of the tread the higher the quality of the tire. The distance required to stop the car or truck depends a great deal on the depth of the tread. Whenever the tread depth is sufficient then the braking capacity will improve in wet conditions also.
Driving Habits: the driving habits of individual drivers will also determine the life of automobile tires. The tire life will be less in the city driving as frequent braking is required. When the number of braking incidents increases the tread of the tire will decrease in depth and makes the tire become slippery. Frequent acceleration in low speed will also reduce the life of a car’s tires. Taking turns and corners sharply at a high rate of speed is also responsible in tire wear outs.
Road Conditions: A Badly damaged road will definitely damage the tire. Large bumps or holes not only affect the performance of shock absorbers but also the performance of your tires as well. The grips become bad and the tread is even more affected. Driving sensibly and better road conditions will improve the longevity of tires at any cost. Maintaining your tires with correct air pressure will not only make them last longer but make you safer as well.