The consensus among tyre manufacturers and safety groups is that vehicle owners should replace their tyres roughly every 5-6 years.
How often do tyres need replacing?
How long should my tyres last? On average, most tyres are sufficient to drive for around 20,000 to 30,000 miles. Tyres that are ten years old should be replaced to ensure your car is safe to drive. You can find out when your tyres were produced by reading the markings on the sidewall of the tyre.
Should I replace all 4 tyres at once?
Always replace the full set of 4×4 tyres For 4x4s, anything other than changing the whole set of tyres can cause damage to the vehicles system. The only circumstance where you may not change all four and only change one or two, is where the difference in tread between old and new tyres is less than 3mm.
Should tires be replaced after 4 years?
It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date. There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left.
Can I just replace 1 tyre?
The answer is ideally, yes. Replacing just the one tyre without changing the tyre on the opposite side of the axle at the same time may cause an imbalance to the vehicle – potentially leading to wheel misalignment and excessive tyre wear.