Shopping around for the best tyre deals

Shopping around for the best tyre deals


Ever looked at a tyre and wondered what the numbers mean? It’s important to know, especially when shopping around for your replacement ones.

Right tyres. Right price.

Get to know your tyres. After all, the few inches of rubber making contact with the road are crucial to your safety. This table explains what everything means:

Quality and Price

Once you know the right tyre size for your vehicle, you'll need to think about the quality of tyre that will best suit your particular needs. All tyres on sale in the UK will meet strict safety standards, however a better quality tyre will last longer, perform better and give you a smoother driving experience.

Obviously, better quality means a higher price, so it’s a bit of a balancing act between quality and price.

Premium tyres

If you decide premium tyres are the best option, then you’re looking at a number of benefits against a higher price. They will be of a higher quality construction and will generally last for 15,000 to 20,000 miles under normal usage.

Significant investment in research, design and technology also ensures that premium tyres achieve improved stopping distances, fuel economy, grip (especially in wet conditions) and lower noise levels.

Budget tyres

The cheaper option. However, it is worth noting that In summer budget tyres will perform as well as premium tyres. Offset against this is the fact that they will normally only last for 7,000 to 8,000 miles and will not perform as well in wet or wintry conditions.

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