Smooth driving prolongs tire life, while improving gas mileage and allowing safer handling. Avoid cornering at high speeds and squealing tires, for instance.
Sudden stops are hard on tires. Driving in stop and go traffic can wear tire tread seven times faster than steady driving.
Excessive highway speed can build up tire heat, which deteriorates rubber and accelerates tire wear.
If potholes or rough roads are unavoidable, check alignment.
Tires are rated for weight-carrying capacity; overloaded tires wear faster.