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Half of all road accidents are caused by skidding, so here at Rubber Lou Tyres, we understand how important it is that your tyres are in the best possible condition and fitted by professionals. We supply a great selection of tyres for our customers at amazing prices.

Our mobile fitting vans can come to your property, work or any other location to replace your tyres and take away the damaged ones. You shouldn’t risk driving on damaged or low tread tyres, so get in touch today for tyre installation and replacement.

What tyres do I need?

The type of tires you need depends on several factors:

  1. Vehicle Type: Different vehicles require different tires. For instance, a sedan might need different tires compared to an SUV or a truck.
  2. Season and Weather Conditions: If you’re in an area with varying weather conditions, you might consider all-season tires for moderate climates, winter tires for cold and snowy conditions, or summer tires for warmer climates.
  3. Terrain: Tires vary based on the terrain you’ll be driving on. For example, if you frequently drive off-road, you might need off-road or all-terrain tires.
  4. Size and Specifications: The size and specifications of your current tires (usually found on the sidewall of the tire) will help determine the right replacements.

At Rubber Lou we can assess your needs based on your driving habits, local climate, and vehicle specifications to recommend the most suitable tires for you.

How long do tyres last?

The lifespan of tires can vary based on several factors:

Driving Habits: Aggressive driving, frequent braking, and rapid acceleration can wear out tires more quickly.

Road Conditions: Rough roads, potholes, and debris can impact tire longevity.

Tire Maintenance: Proper tire inflation, regular rotations, wheel alignments, and balancing can extend tire life.

Tire Quality: Higher-quality tires often last longer than budget or lower-quality options.

On average, tires can last anywhere between 25,000 to 75,000 miles (40,000 to 120,000 kilometers). However, this can vary significantly depending on the factors mentioned above. It’s recommended to check your tires regularly for signs of wear and replace them when the tread depth gets low (usually indicated by tread wear indicators or tread depth gauges).

How many miles do budget tyres last?

Budget tyres are conditioned by the same elements as normal tyres listed above. Generally, budget tires might last between 25,000 to 50,000 miles (40,000 to 80,000 kilometers), but this can vary significantly based on the factors mentioned above and the specific brand or model of the tire. It’s essential to monitor the tread depth regularly and replace the tires when the wear indicators or tread depth show signs of significant wear to ensure safety on the road.

How long do tyres last if not used?

The lifespan of tires that are not used can vary based on several factors:

  1. Storage Conditions: Tires stored in a cool, dry, and dark environment away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures tend to last longer.
  2. Tire Quality: Higher-quality tires often have better compounds and construction that resist deterioration during storage.
  3. Duration of Non-Use: Tires that are not used for an extended period may develop flat spots or cracks due to prolonged contact with the ground and exposure to the elements.

Under ideal storage conditions, tires can generally last for about 6-10 years without use. However, it’s essential to periodically inspect tires that have been in storage for signs of deterioration, such as cracking, dry rot, or damage. If any signs of deterioration are noticed, it’s advisable to replace the tires, as degraded tires can pose safety risks when used on the road.

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