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Old 20th October 2009, 19:39   #31
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Question Lifespan of stock tyres

Hi Folks,

What is the expected lifetime of stock tyres, when the car is used mainly in the city?

Does the lifespan change based on the weight they carry - for example, do the tyres in a diesel variant of the same car last for a shorter period that its petrol counterpart?

All said, I own the NHC that has done 35K+ on stock tyres and I am wondering if they need a change. Reason being, (may be this is a mental thing), I find the tread (is this is what they are called) to be a bit thinner - meaning, the depth of the grooves seem to have reduced. Hence the question!

Thanks for your suggestions/responses in advance.
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ANY stock tyre is the cheapest available in the category. (Leaving aside the top end cars) and also the hardest to give "mileage"...It is a good time to change & experience a different level of handling on your car.

These are words of experience from having owned cars for more than 25 years



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ANY stock tyre is the cheapest available in the category. (Leaving aside the top end cars) and also the hardest to give "mileage"...It is a good time to change & experience a different level of handling on your car.

These are words of experience from having owned cars for more than 25 years

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Anon Coward ---- If yours is a BS or Goodyear, then they should last 40-45k easily.

However, 35k is a good time to change the tyres as well. It isnt necessary to wait until the treads are completely worn out before changing.
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The MRFs in my 800 went till 80k.
The JKs in my esteem completed 75k, still thread was there when I sold it. The guy who took it was happy to note that tyres will still run more.

My civic Good year has done 37K, still I think 15K more.
My Swifts JK is at 25K, and feels will do as much more.
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The MRFs in my 800 went till 80k.
The JKs in my esteem completed 75k, still thread was there when I sold it. The guy who took it was happy to note that tyres will still run more.

My civic Good year has done 37K, still I think 15K more.
My Swifts JK is at 25K, and feels will do as much more.
Wow, those are some serious numbers!

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Anon Coward ---- If yours is a BS or Goodyear, then they should last 40-45k easily.

However, 35k is a good time to change the tyres as well. It isnt necessary to wait until the treads are completely worn out before changing.
Thank you Nikhil, for the response; I know we should follow your advice. I guess mine is Goodyear, will confirm tomorrow.

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My GPS 2s in my Indigo lasted 31Ks;and Anon Coward is spot on. Changed to Turanza ER 60s and the difference in ride quality is immediately evident.
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Scorpio mhawk VLX - Bridgestone dueler H/T done 65000kms and good for another 5k.
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