All tyres wear out or become damaged and will eventually need replacing.
How quickly that happens depends on various things, like your driving habits, where you live and how well you maintain your tyres.
You should inspect your tyres regularly – at least once a month. Check the below to see if your tyres need replacing:
It’s a good idea to replace all four tyres at once. For optimum handling and control we recommend they are all the same type and size, unless otherwise specified by the vehicle manufacturer.
If you’re only buying two, make sure the new ones match the tyres you’re keeping, and that this is permitted by your local laws and by the vehicle manufacturer.
For better traction and stability when you drive, if you are only buying two new tyres put them on the rear wheels.
If both must be fitted to the same vehicle, put the radials on the rear axle.
Radials and non-radials on the same axle.
It’s not recommended to fit tyres with different speed ratings. However, if they are fitted with different speed ratings they should be installed with like pairs on the same axle.
Make sure replacement tyres have an equal or greater load-carrying capacity to what the original equipment manufacturer specifies.
90% of old tyres (also termed ‘end-of life’ tyres) are recycled for energy recovery in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Before you replace your tyres, always consult the vehicle owner's manual and follow the vehicle manufacturer's replacement tyre recommendations. Vehicle handling may be significantly affected by a change in tyre size or type.