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  • Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Just had to order 4 new ones for the Mighty Vectra. The old set lasted about 27,000 miles.

    Can anybody lend me £360?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    generally less than 10k.

    teamslug
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    Lots of M1 miles but i got 50,000 out of some, rotated from front to back on my mondeo.

    Premier Icon cp
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    40,000 on average – subaru legacy with Michelin Premacy HP’s. Interestingly, the majority of the wear seems to occur in winter, so am trying winter tyres this year to eke more overall life out of em.

    Mary Hinge
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    50k plus.

    And £100k+ from brake pads.

    🙂

    Premier Icon cp
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    that’s a lot of money to spend on brake pads!

    Premier Icon Kona TC
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    Peugoet 307 18k on the front with rears on 24k and still looking ok

    b r
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    My record was 7k on the front of an old-shape company Vectra (2.5i auto) 🙂

    ski
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    Just replaced a set on my Golf, which had done 40k, Goodyear somethings?

    Worst car for me, was on a MK1 XR2 with 150bhp at the wheels, used to do 70 miles to the tank! A set of tires every 6k! 😯

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    My old Corsa was about 30k / set. My V6 Golf was 20k a set.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Dunno exactly, but I worked out a while back that driving costs me 10p/mile in rubber.

    20,000 on the front of the C-max (plenty of motorway, but then a lot of time on the North Yorks Moors too), the rear’s were mentioned in the Doomsday book, I’ll probably do all four next time as the shoulders of the rears are starting to degrade.

    As for costs, I went for Uniroyals after all the ‘it could be a childs face’ comments on here. The tread de-laminated and they almost sent me into the crash brriers of the central reservation after ~200 miles. Next time I’ll stick with cheep tyres and the childs face can have it.

    Mary Hinge
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    Mary Hinge – Member
    50k plus.

    And £100k+ from brake pads.

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    cp – Member
    that’s a lot of money to spend on brake pads!

    POSTED 44 MINUTES AGO # REPORT-POST

    DOH! Fat fingers! 100,000 MILES from brake pads :-p

    geetee1972
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    My diesel cmax gets around 12k miles and they only ever wear on the inside 15%. I’ve had the alignment checked countless times and even called ford head office because I refused to believe that tyres could wear out that quick and in that fashion. But I’ve told repeatedly that this is normal for a diesel cmax.

    hammerite
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    My Corsa – 26,000 miles replace the front. Rears still fine

    The OH Saab 93 Sportswagon – 7-10,000 before they’re done in. 😯

    I drive the Corsa around the roundabouts of MK everyday too.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    40,000 on average – subaru legacy with Michelin Premacy HP’s. Interestingly, the majority of the wear seems to occur in winter, so am trying winter tyres this year to eke more overall life out of em.

    I’m slowly coming to this conclusion as well

    My Uniroyal RainSports are 13k old and about 50% worn. This makes them pretty hard wearing IMO as I’ve had a lot less out the Goodyears that were on the car previously

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    roughly 20,000

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I use tyres with silica, usually marketed as energy saving/low rolling resistance.

    They do save fuel, but they save more money by lasting 50-60k miles (projected – haven’t worn a set out yet!)

    Interestingly, the majority of the wear seems to occur in winter

    Hmm.. I’d read that colder summer tyre compound becomes more brittle and breaks up more easily in winter, but the tyre man I mentioned it to dismissed the idea.

    I have silica compound summer and winter tyres for both cars. At this rate I might not need new tyres this decade!

    Depends if I’m driving on flumps or adzes.

    Premier Icon P20
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    Over 40000 on the Octavia 4×4 with michelins. I do use winters too. The Michelin are more money, but they do last well

    My diesel cmax gets around 12k miles and they only ever wear on the inside 15%. I’ve had the alignment checked countless times and even called ford head office because I refused to believe that tyres could wear out that quick and in that fashion. But I’ve told repeatedly that this is normal for a diesel cmax.

    My Petrol one did that, got the tracking done and it’s been fine so far on the new tyres. Did about double the miles yours did though on the old ones.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    mm.. I’d read that colder summer tyre compound becomes more brittle and breaks up more easily in winter, but the tyre man I mentioned it to dismissed the idea.

    Yeah I heard that it was down to the cold weather making the tyre brittle too.

    My only experience of this was a set of Falken FK452’s that I put on the car in october 2010 – we had a lot of snow and cold weather that year. They were absolutely trashed by the following summer.

    Still a sample of one is hardly scientific

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    When I lived in Brum my studio was surround by factories that made screws and nails. Never really got to find out how how long it would take to wear a tyre out.

    Always been curious about the Bridgestone Duravis tyres – reputedly if the first owner of my van had fitted them then 310k miles later I’d still be using them

    FunkyDunc
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    Pointless thread, depends on your car, how you drive, where you live, where you drive etc etc.

    Oh for what its worth I got a Mondeo with rears that are on about 60k miles and fronts do about 25k. Thats all motorway driving, driving like a girl.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Pointless thread, depends on your car, how you drive, where you live, where you drive etc etc.

    its only pointless if people don’t say what car they drive – longevity of tyres seems to be inversely proportional to the purchase cost of the car and the replacement cost of the tyres. Ask anyone who drives a big Audi 🙂

    dyls
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    On a civic type r I get 15k from the front and have 70k so far from the back.

    On a civic type r I get 15k from the front and have 70k so far from the back.

    Waste of a good car! My workmate get’s nothing like that. Although we did typicaly do Teesside to Reading in 4:30 (not bad), including a stop off for fish and Chips in Castleford!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I’ve had the alignment checked countless times

    Multi-way 4 wheel alignment or just tracking?

    A few garages have a great big machine you drive your car into and it measures all the variables on all four wheels. On most normal cars rear tracking and camber are not adjustable, but things like bushing wear or manufacturing defects can still put them out.

    I went to a place near Purley just outside Reading.. It was called something like Purley tyre specialists, it’s part of these lot:

    http://www.merityre.co.uk/

    mchlptchr
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    Toyota MR2 Turbo

    I get around 20k out of the fronts and around 6k from a set of rears…

    15-30K on the fronts 50K+ on the back. Depends on how much town driving has been done.

    qwerty
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    Just under 10000 f&r on works Mondeo estate.

    Not even close to long enough!

    Alfa Romeo 159 TI Sportwagon with 19″ alloys – when i got it I knew tyres would be expensive but I wasn’t prepared to be told that the only other brand that use the same size was Aston Martin! Especially not at 10,000 miles.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Approx 6K on the front, 8-10k on rears. Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 summer tyres / Nokian WRG2 winter tyres.

    Mk2 Golf GTI, front wheel drive, 194 bhp, mostly singletrack, potholed uneven camber Galloway roads and B-roads, occasional A road use

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    Ask anyone who drives a big Audi

    I get about 20k out of a set on my A6 Avant 2.7Tdi. And only about £700 a set (or £1200 from your friendly local Audi dealer).

    I’d like to know what folk are doing to scrub their tyres so quickly. Even in my old Elise I would get 15,000 + out of the tyres and I never hung about in that thing. Smooth driving style though… 😉

    blurty
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    The Elise is a light car and well made. I had a Porsche that would do 30k + on the back axle. same scenario (I also had a dreadful TVR that once went through a set of Yokos in 7k!)

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    And only about £700 a set

    🙂

    it’d only cost £700 for a good set of tyres on my car……. if it had 14 wheels 😆

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I’d like to know what folk are doing to scrub their tyres so quickly. Even in my old Elise I would get 15,000 + out of the tyres and I never hung about in that thing. Smooth driving style though…

    drive 60 miles a day on shitty B roads.

    bikebouy
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    530D Sport Touring – rears 35k, fronts 50k+
    M3 – rears 20k, fronts (no idea, sold the car)
    Smart ForTwo – still on originals when I sold it earlier this year, had 18k on the clock though.
    Van – 50k easily..
    Prius – they look fine thanks.
    Audi TT3.2 – they look ok too from my window.

    tinsy
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    geetee1972 – Member
    My diesel cmax gets around 12k miles and they only ever wear on the inside 15%. I’ve had the alignment checked countless times and even called ford head office because I refused to believe that tyres could wear out that quick and in that fashion. But I’ve told repeatedly that this is normal for a diesel cmax.

    Ask for an extra an extra degree or half degree of toe in, see if it helps..

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