Expected tyre wear

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Expected tyre wear

Postby richandjo » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:33 pm

Hello, all

Am new to the forum, so please forgive me if this is a repeat question. Don't think it is, though.

I am considering having a brand new Scirocco R on contract and was trying to determine if a maintenance option (with replacement tyres) would be worth it.

Based on 12,000 miles per year over two years (and assuming that my driving style is 'enthusiastic'), do you think that I am likely to replace the tyres once or maybe twice (or more/less often)?

I suspect the fronts would get more wear (and may need changing more often than the rear as a result) but maybe you experienced folk could guide me, please.

This is for the newest R model (280).

Many thanks, in advance.

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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby Cuprabob » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:40 pm

It's really all down to driving style. Some people barely manage 10K out of a set of fronts and others can easily get over 20K in the same car. Use you previous driving experience and cars as a guide.

One thing to note is that on a maintenance contract they won't give the Ok to replace them until they get to 1.6mm whereas most people prefer to change them when they get below 3mm. Also you may be limited to what brand is fitted.
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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby xjay1337 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 pm

24k will probably be 1 pair of fronts only.

But how long is a piece of string, as Cuprabob says it can vary so much. I've got about 15k out of my Michelin PS4 so far, and they have a lot of tread left. Others only get 6-8k out of a pair of tyres.....

The brand of tyre can also matter as different tyres wear down differently.

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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby skippy » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:58 pm

I managed 26K on my fronts and there was still 3mm left. I look after the tyres, keep the correct pressures etc and although I drive it enthusiastically, I respect it, no real hard stops, cornering or scampering off from traffic lights etc.
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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby 3t3p » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:19 pm

its been wayyy better than I thought. don''t worry about it
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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby richandjo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:49 am

Many thanks to all for your comments.

Very useful indeed. The maintenance contract seems pointless and expensive.

Best get this car ordered, methinks, as long as I can suss out whether the mirrors fold electrically; tight garage and all that!

Cheers, chaps.

Kind regards,

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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby Cuprabob » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:34 am

Not sure about the current version but on the previous pre-facelift model electric folding mirrors were a relatively cheap cost option. They really don't fold in by much.
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Re: Expected tyre wear

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Re: Expected tyre wear

Postby Stejay21 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:47 pm

That’s interesting to note on the 1.6mm tyre maintenance contract requirement, also not being able to choose which tyre they use makes it seem more preferred to buy yourself.

I’ve just done 19k in mine and at the last service in January the front tyres were at 4.5mm (approx) and the rear at 5.5mm (approx). Note that I did swap them around at 10k. I’m hoping to get to 25k, so Aug/Sept before I need to replace them and with the Michelin Pilot Super Sports being replaced with the Pilot Sport 4S, will likely invest in these. Although, whilst discontinued, it appears that are still available online:

https://www.kwik-fit.com/tyres/search/r ... 35/35/19/Y:
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