Premium vs. Budget Tyres
As the only part of the vehicle that is in contact with the road, it’s no wonder that tyres suffer from wear and tear more than every other component within our cars. From punctures to worn-down tread, driving on tyres that are in anything less than optimal condition can be dangerous – not to mention illegal in some cases.
For these reasons it’s vitally important to make sure your tyres are replaced whenever needed. However, as those who have been through this process will attest to, there is an enormous range of tyres to choose from out there – with a similarly enormous range in price between them. So how can you narrow down your selection?
Although understandably on the pricier side, premium tyres can in fact be a wise investment depending on your driving habits.
When you pay that bit extra for big brand name tyres, such as Pirelli, Michelin, Goodyear etc., you are paying for the research that has gone into tyre technology from these companies over a number of decades. That means increased durability, safety and fuel efficiency.
Those who cover a lot of mileage on an annual basis, whether for work or leisure, or regularly do high speed motorway driving, would see a major benefit in the longevity and superior performance of premium level tyres. With replacement and repair necessary far less often, any higher upfront costs could be recouped in the long run.
For those whose car use is generally restricted to short runs to the shop or to work, driving around urban roads with restricted speed limits, budget tyres are usually perfectly adequate. For this reason, their lower price makes them suitable for low mileage drivers, providing the most cost-effective option here.
There are practical considerations, however. Budget tyres will generally perform worse in wetter conditions than their premium counterparts, which may not be a problem at 30mph but could prove dangerous at 70mph.
Choosing the right tyres for your vehicle is a case of determining what kind of a driver you are, and the type and length of journey you most often undertake. There are mid-range brand tyre options available if you are still unsure, offering better handling and fuel efficiency than budget tyres but at a more reasonable price than the higher-end brands. Taking your car to a garage and discussing your needs with an experienced mechanic will help you to improve your understanding on the matter.
Keelers Service Centre offer a wide range of both branded and budget tyres to customers throughout Wembley and the wider region, with full fitting, replacement and repair services available. With a heated waiting room where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while you wait, and our promise to beat any price from competitors, you can be sure you’ll be receiving the very highest standard of service from Keelers Service Centre. Get in touch today to find out more.