The Skoda Kodiaq price includes a very nice set of high quality tyres for optimum grip and safety. However, the tyres on every Skoda Kodiaq 2019 variant will eventually wear, and they will need to be replaced. There are many factors for determining when to replace your tyres and what tyres you will use. Tyres may seem expensive, but they are your only point of contact with the road, and it makes sense to invest in good quality tyres. If you look after your tyres, they will look after you, and they will be more reliable in an emergency situation. Let’s take a closer look at tyres and how long they last.
What is a Good Tyre Lifespan?
There is no real way to determine how long your Skoda Kodiaq tyres are going to last. It’s one of those “how long is a piece of string?” questions and it’s very hard to answer in a meaningful way. After all, many people use their vehicles in different ways, they drive longer or shorter distances, and they carry varying weights. You get the idea, these and many other factors make it impossible to predict how long a set of tyres is going to last for any vehicle.
Taking Car of Tyres
Obviously, if you start doing burnouts at the local car park or accelerating and braking like crazy on the road, you’re likely to go through tyres at an incredible rate. However, if you’re driving sensibly, inflating your tyres to the correct pressure and checking the tread regularly, you could up to 100,000km out of a set of good tyres. However, how close you get to that distance can still be affected by many different variables.
Extending Tyre Life
There are a few things that you can do to extend your tyre lifespan as long as possible.
Firstly, you need to be checking your tyre pressures on a weekly basis when you fill up at the petrol station. If you want to get serious, get your own tyre pressure gauge and check the tyre pressures more often to make sure they are at the optimum pressure. This is also a great way to improve fuel efficiency on your Skoda Kodiaq, so it’s time well spent.
Secondly, you need to make sure that your wheels are correctly aligned to prevent your tyres from uneven wear and tear. Get your wheel alignment check once every 12 months during a regular scheduled service. If you clout a kerb while parking your Kodiaq, it’s a good idea to check that your wheels have not gone out of alignment as soon as possible.
Thirdly, rotating your tyres is a great way to ensure that the wear evenly at each corner of your Kodiaq in turn. There is a real science to rotating tyres that’s beyond the scope of this particular article. However, if you’re not sure how to do it, it can be done on your service if you ask and it will lengthen the lifespan of a set of good tyres.
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