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My Up went in for its 2nd (30,000km) service today, and the tech advised me that my tyres will need replacing within the next 5,000kms.I'm rolling on the original 14"steel wheels and165/70/R14BridgestoneEcopia's.I've never actually owned a car long enough to wear out a set of new tyres, but a 35,000km lifespan sounds much shorter than expected so I'm skeptical.

I keep them inflated to 32psi and I usually check the pressurefortnightly. I had the tyres rotated for the first timeduringthe service and Ihaven'tdone a wheel rotation yet. The tread wear looks pretty even on all tyres.

Here's the tread depth according tothe service report at 15,000kms: FL 3.9, FR 4.0, RL 5.6, RR 5.9 and spare 6.5

and at 30,000kms: FL 2, FR 2, RL 1, RR 2 and spare 5

Amazingly, my spare tyre has apparently lost 1.5mm of tread despite not being used in the last 15,000kms!
I suspect themeasurements weren't entirely accurate this time around, so I'm going to buy a tread gauge tomorrow and check for myself.

Now I'm curious, what tyre life have you guys & gals been getting with your own Ups?








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Difficult question to answer since they appear to be taking loads of different suppliers for tyres.

I was on a Seat forecourt on Sunday and they had three different brands of tyre on different new Mii models.
Some 14" tyres were wider than others for no particular reason I could see; it didn't appear to be down to them being eco models or whether they were on steel or alloy rims.

The tyres on the Mii iTech were Falkens made in Thailand.
 

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Ours is just coming up to 2nd service at about 18,000 miles and although I haven't measured them yet, I was thinking that they'll need changing soon.
 

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Done just over 18000 miles and had my tyres checked before going in for service. The front tyres are on 5mm and the rear tyres are on 7mm.
 

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I've done 20,000 miles on my summer tyres, fronts are on 3.5mm, rears are 6mm, I think. I reckon the fronts will last until I need to swap them all for winters, so I should be able to postpone getting new fronts until the spring.
 
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