The amount of traffic your driveway gets can also affect its longevity. Driveways that see a lot of traffic will typically last less than driveways that see less traffic.
The climate in your area can have a big impact on how long your driveway will last. Hotter climates can cause the asphalt to deteriorate faster than cooler climates.
The quality of the asphalt is the most important factor in determining how long your driveway will last. The better the quality of the asphalt, the longer your driveway will last.