How often you'll need to replace your tyres will depend on the distance you drive, the condition of the roads you drive on, and how long you own the car for.
There's a big price difference between buying budget tyres and upmarket options that can cost much more. Generally speaking, the more expensive the tyre, the better it is. Good tyres will grip better and may offer reduced rolling resistance, which will also help with fuel consumption.
To help get the most from your tyres, check tyre pressures regularly and make sure they're always filled to the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. If the car is out of use for long periods, the wheels should be rotated regularly.
Car maintenance & repairs
Servicing your car regularly is an essential part of ownership. Unexpected repairs can be very costly - especially if your car is older or uses expensive imported parts.
One of the biggest advantages of buying a new car is that it will typically come with a vehicle and parts warranty, which can give great peace of mind.
Many manufacturers, including Toyota, now also offer capped price servicing, which means you know upfront the costs you are up for.
If you are buying a used vehicle, regular maintenance checks by a mechanic can help you avoid engine and parts decay, and a nasty bill in the long run. So it's wise to budget for these. Read more about car maintenance.