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Long Distance Driving and tyres


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Just outa curiosity, does long distance driving wear down tyres much? im assuming in retrospect to how much ground u cover, long distance would be less demanding. but if im doing long distance driving regularly, should i expect to be changing my tyres more often? how often do you guys change? im assuming that most ppl change their tyres around 3 years??? is that about right?

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3 years is about average, but it depends on how you drive, mileage, pressure in the tyres and the quality of the tyres themselves.

But it’s fair to say if you drive long distances on highways you should get more out of your tyres than say someone who does a lot of stop start and winding roads driving.

But of course in a FWD you should rotate your tyres regularly, say no longer that 10,000kms between rotation to get the best out of them.

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Its not really the "how many years" before changing tyres, its usually how many km's. Someone once told me, 2x the speed, 3x the tyre wear.

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and the amount of kms you get out of your tyres is also directly related to the weight of your car when traveling long distances.

my sister's 04 corolla attains mileage of 90,000kms before she had to change to a new set of tyres (they we OE dunlop tyres too!). The reason was because she always traveled alone, did HEAPS of freeway speeds at long distances, did not drive excessively like a kangaroo. having said that in the ct she drove a tad like a maniac.

on heavy sedans, its harder to attain high mileage on tyres as lugging 1500kgs of camry weight doesnt do well, its worse when all 4 seats are constantly occupied.

cheerios~!

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  • 3 weeks later...

We normally get our tyres changed about every 3 years. The last set we had on our Camry were Kumho 769s, which lasted a tad over 80 000 km's! So we stayed with the Kumhos and are now running KH18s, which are about 1.5 years old and still going very strong - about 60-70% tread left =)

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