With thousands of tyres available, choosing the right tyre for your vehicle and individual driving needs may seem daunting.
Firstly, establish your vehicle’s tyre size. You can find this on the wall of your tyre and in your vehicle’s handbook.
What do the numbers mean?
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 needs. All tyres on sale in the UK will meet strict safety standards, however a better quality tyre will last more miles and give you a better driving experience.
Thanks to the high quality construction and materials used in manufacturing, premium tyres will generally last for 15,000 to 20,000 miles under normal usage.
Heavy investment in research, design and technology means that premium tyres benefit from improved stopping distances, fuel economy, grip (especially in wet conditions) and lower noise levels.
If premium tyres are out of your price range you may wish to consider mid-range tyres. The brands may not be quite as well known as the premium brands, but you still get a sense of the technology which has gone into their development.
Mid-range can provide great value for money and depending on the type of driving that you do they can also prove to have a long life span.
In summer, budget tyres will perform as well as premium tyres, however they will normally only last for 7,000 to 8,000 miles and will not perform as well in wet or wintry conditions.
Cars, vans, 4x4s and camper vans all require specific tyres, so make sure you have the right type for your vehicle.
Run flat tyres most only be fitted to cars that they are designed for. They are designed to keep you moving for a short time should you suffer a puncture.
What are run-flat tyres?
Need more help?
If you have a particular requirement or need more help to find the right tyre for your car, please call autocare who will be more than happy to help.