Over time, all tyres wear out or become damaged and will eventually need replacing. As soon as this happens, it’s time to change your tyres. How soon this happens depends on how well you look after them. The main causes of tyre damage are braking suddenly (especially when driving at high speeds), incorrect tyre pressure and overloading your vehicle.
It’s impossible to put an exact figure on how long a tyre will last. Firstly, a tyre’s lifespan will vary depending on the quality of the tyre. Premium tyres are likely to last a lot longer than a set of budget tyres, regardless of your driving style. You don’t want to be shelling out twice as often for the sake of buying budget tyres if you drive regularly. A good set of tyres should last for several years if you look after them well.
It is not recommended to replace just one tyre at a time. The most obvious reason not to replace just one tyre is to avoid mixing different tyre sizes or types. For example, if you have a set of all season tyres and you replace one tyre with a summer tyre, your handling will become unpredictable and ultimately dangerous, especially when it comes to braking or driving in hazardous weather.
Secondarily, you do not want to introduce a new tyre that will have significantly different wear to the other tyres on your car. This will cause issues when it comes to braking or driving in different weather conditions.
It’s easy to think that all tyres are made the same. After all, they all need to be made to a standard that will keep you driving safely. But that’s not quite the truth. Some tyres may deteriorate far quicker than a set a good quality, trusted tyres. And that’s where Dunlop excels.
For over 130 years, Dunlop tyres have provided you with great quality features: grip, superior traction and braking performance. Not only that, but Dunlop tyres have proven to perform in some of motorsport’s most challenging 24 hour races, such as Le Mans and Nürburgring.
So with Dunlop tyres, you will get high end performance with the peace of mind that your tyres will not let you down in poor road conditions or hazardous weather.
90% of old tyres (also termed ‘end-of life’ tyres) are recycled for energy recovery in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.