The life of your tyres can depend on many things such your driving style, your load, inflation pressures, wheel alignment, wheel balancing, road surfaces and more.
Because of this, it’s difficult to determine exactly when and how often you should replace your tyres.
What is however extremely important is that you check your tyres regularly. It’s also worth getting it checked out by a professional at least once a year.
When checking your tyres, here are the things to look out for:
- Check your tread depth – in South Africa, the legal limit is 1.66mm.
- Uneven tread wear – this could be an indication that there is a problem with your tyres (e.g. alignment) or your vehicle.
- Bulges, blisters or cracks on the sidewall of your tyres – this could lead to tyre failure and is very dangerous.