How to get the most out of your tyres

With a wealth of experience in the motor industry and having worked on many different vehicles at Vantage Auto Services, we’ve extensive knowledge when it comes to cars. Our many years as a car repair centre means we frequently have customers requiring assistance with their tyres, including changes or repairs, so we’ve put together some top tips to help maintain your tyres. Should you have any further questions about our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly, our team are always available to answer any questions or queries you may have.

In our experience, people tend to think that tyres last around 2 years, before age starts to have a negative impact on their performance. We understand that, that’s not all true, there are a number of tyre specialists out there who believe, that if cared for properly, your tyres could last up to 10 years. Here are a couple of ways you can enhance the life of your tyres…


By storing your tyres in a climate controlled area, this will give them the most unlimited shelf life. Not storing them properly when they’re not in use can have a negative effect on the tyres and how they perform on the road when they do start being used. It doesn’t involve much when it comes to properly storing your tyres, so you should really make sure you do it as it could save you money in the long run.


Appropriate and regular maintenance of your tyres will help you to improve and prolong their life. We’re aware that the majority of most drivers don’t check their tyres often, usually due to forgetfulness. People tend to not realise that there’s something wrong with their tyres, until it becomes an immediate and noticeable problem. Tyre related problems can usually be prevented by checking and maintaining tyres every so often. Giving your tyres the once over won’t require more than 10 minutes of your day, so why risk them failing.


Significant changes in temperature and exposure to UV rays can often shorten the lifespan of your tyres. This is why it is important to regularly check your tyres for cracks in the sidewall of the tyre, as this can be caused by exposure to the sun or under-inflation. Damage to your tyres will cause problems and if they’re left untreated it can reduce their lifespan. How much this is a problem will depend on changes in temperature, where you live and how you drive. If you live in a location where significant drops in temperature are common, it is important to check your tyres for damage regularly.


Should you require any further information regarding our tyre services, simply contact our team today!

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