Looking for advice on tyres? We understand that tyres are not the most interesting things to contemplate when purchasing a new car or reviewing your current one, however, they are an essential part of any car and should be looked at regularly.
There are many different tyre options to look at, so keep on reading to find out more!
The Importance of Tyres
As your tyres are the only element of the car that comes into contact with the road, it is essential that they are looked after and kept in the best condition possible.
If your tyres are not in good condition then 9 times out of 10 your car will fail its MOT which proves just how important they are. If your tyres are not up to scratch, you risk being a danger on the road to both you and others.
Legal Requirements for Your Tyres
Another essential thing to consider when it comes to tyres is the legal requirements that are set out in law, especially when it comes to tread depth. The minimum requirement for tread depth on a typical car is 1.6mm. You can test these with tread indicators or if you don’t have one, use a 20p coin!
For other types of vehicles, you can view the relevant tread depth requirements here. Lower budget tyres will be more likely to wear quicker, so it is recommended to check this every few months, in case the tyres need inflating again.
What Are My Options?
- Budget Tyres
Budget tyres will cost you the least out of all the options but this does mean sacrificing quality slightly. Although budget tyres will still be of a good quality, you will need to consider how often you drive and whether it would be most cost effective to upgrade to mid-range of premium tyres. Budget tyres are affordable and perfect for those who do not drive their cars that often.
- Mid-Range Tyres
If you are not convinced by budget tyres and premium tyres are too expensive, mid-range tyres are a good middle ground between the two. They are better quality than budget tyres and will be more durable, but performance won’t be as good as premium tyres. Mid-range tyres are a great option for day to day usage and most people will typically choose these.
- Premium Tyres
As you would expect from the word premium, premium tyres cost more than their budget and mid-range counterparts, due to the high endurance and fantastic performance capabilities. Thee kind of tyres are massively tested at manufacturing stage to ensure they are perfect and can cope with all kinds of terrain and conditions. They may seem expensive but if you are looking for a long-term investment, premium tyres would be the best option.
All the different tyre types have their pros and cons and therefore it is important to consider what you value most. Whether you would prefer to save money short-term or have better quality tyres that will last many more years, it entirely depends on your preferences and your financial situation. Your local garage will be able to assist on picking out the perfect tyres for your car.
Tyre Replacement Services
Depending on the type of tyres you decided to purchase in the past, this will have an effect on how long they last. There are several different variables which effect the longevity of tyres such as the terrain and how often you drive your car.
If your tyres are looking worse for wear or you are interested in getting new tyres, we would highly recommend getting your tyres replaced. In order to prevent potential problems in the future for your car, tyre replacements are not a bad idea, especially if you have had the same tyres for a number of years.
We hope you have found our tips on tyres useful. Always look at every option before making the final decision – it could save you a lot of money in the long run!