One thing to consider when you notice that it is time to change your summer tires, is if it is that long ago that you bought them and you have driven sufficient amount of kilometers so that they should have worn out, or is it early. Early tyre replacement can be due to a few factors. One can be that you purchased inferior quality tyres; you should always invest in high quality tires to ensure that you have the best performance as well as good safety properties. Low quality tyres have a higher rolling resistance, which causes them to wear out quicker as well as consume more fuel as you drive. The combination of these factors can be quite expensive and very quickly eat up any savings that you made when you purchased the tyres. If you need to purchase new tyres often it will be more expensive.
Another factor could be that you have the wrong tyres for your vehicle. This can easily happen if you have an electrical car or a hybrid, due to the higher torque and the heavy battery packs adding weight. This is why you should select tyres with low rolling resistance. Rotation becomes very important to battle the increased wear to ensure even wear between the rear and the front tyres. So if you alternate between summer tyres and winter tyres, then this would be a logical time to rotate the tyres, however you might need to do it more frequently if you drive a lot.
Not monitoring your tyre pressure often enough can cause you to drive with the wrong tyre pressure. If your car has low tyre pressure the tyre wear will increase as will the fuel consumption. Since pressure varies depending on the temperature outside, it is important to check it on a regular basis to ensure that you have the correct pressure as the owner’s manual recommends.
If you purchase a set of high quality tyres and you maintain them properly by checking the pressure and rotating them for more even wear, then they should last and not wear out prematurely. Proper maintenance is key for the longer lifetime of the tyres, so make sure that you don’t neglect this part once you have invested in good tyres.