what to consider while buying tyres
Last updated on November 21st, 2022 at 11:33 pm
Buying tyres should only come after taking into consideration some important factors, most of which people ignore. The purpose of this article is to remind you what to consider while buying tyres. Tyres are build to meet certain needs and they affect how you car performs, so it is important you pay some attention.
To first find the right economy tire for your car, you need to ask yourself – which tire is good for my car? But how do you find your next tire?
When should I change my tires? In most cases, you will need to replace your tires as soon as you can see or the performance begins to decline. Of course, there is often an incredible amount of boxing, and this goes directly to one of our companies.
Here are some things to consider while buying tyres:
A shallow step. It is illegal to drive on substandard tyres, ie those with a tread depth of less than 1.6mm. This is dangerous for yourself and other drivers. However, performance deteriorates long before it hits the 1.6mm line, so why not replace your tires quickly for added peace of mind?
If you’ve replaced the tires, you’ll also want to replace the tires.
Changing tires in pairs avoids many headaches, including unnecessary resistance and grip caused by different tires on the same axle.
Quality has a big role to play, since tires are less durable than budget models.
Is there anything that looks or feels new when you drive? There may be damage to your tires.
Can I make my tires last longer?
In short, yes. Proper driving (including gentle braking, cornering and acceleration) should reduce the wear and tear on your legs. Also, make sure your wheels fit and your tire pressure is correct.
- Find your tire size
Before you decide on the model, must-have features, and performance specifications, you need to make sure that the tire fits your vehicle.
- Wondering which tire fits your car? First, you’ll want to check the following:
- Section width – the overall width of the tire, measured in millimeters.
Wall thickness – recorded as a percentage of tire width to height. Low profile tires have shorter sidewalls that are not as flexible as regular profile tires. Shorter sidewalls increase your control and cornering grip. However, low-profile tires are often more expensive and less durable than regular tires.
- Type – either radial (R) or ply (P). The first ones have a belt in them at 90 degrees to the center of the wheel, while the latter uses a belt that connects at an angle of 45 degrees. Almost all modern tires are radial.
- Rim diameter – the length inside the rim, in inches. The load capacity index is the maximum load a tire can carry, given as an indexed number representing weight in kilograms.
- Speed index – displayed as a letter, representing maximum speed in mph. Code MPH MPH
You will find all of this information written as a unique code on the sidewall of your tire. Failing this, your vehicle’s tire code is specified in its owner’s manual or on a sticker on the driver’s side door.
Things to consider when choosing tires
So you’ve checked the technical details and narrowed down your search. Now you need to decide what you are looking for in your new tires. Ask yourself how often, when and where you drive? How important is comfort? What is your budget?
Asking questions like these will help you narrow down your options. Here are some other things to consider:
Many tires today incorporate technology designed for wet riding. For example, the treads quickly remove water from the wheels, reducing the risk of skidding. But not all tires are created equal, and some are better for more dangerous situations than others.
It seems obvious to say, but not everyone understands that the tires directly affect what you spend at the pump. This is because different tracks have different degrees of rolling resistance. At the bottom of the resistance, less fuel is consumed. Just ask your local Halfords team if you need advice on fuel efficiency.
Every tire tread is unique, and as such, some come out louder than others on asphalt. Today’s top tires have technology that reduces noise levels to new levels. So whether you like to dig into podcasts or just enjoy the open road, it’s worth considering how important riding is to you.
As with everything in life, you get what you pay for. Premium tires offer better handling and a better driving experience, but they are more expensive. On the other hand, economy tires are cheap but don’t have great qualities, while intermediate tires fill the gap. Either way, all our tires meet strict safety and performance standards, so it’s all about quality and comfort.
Some vehicles require a small supplement. If you have a high performance sports car, SUV, 4×4, or RV, you will get the best results from your tires if you choose a model designed for your vehicle.
You’re not alone if you’re a driver who uses summer tires all year round. But that means your car isn’t reaching its maximum potential, because performance is compromised when the temperature drops. So if you’re looking for excellent comfort and handling all year round, we recommend checking out all-season tires and winter tires.
Run the room
Running tires keep you moving if you get flat. However, they are not designed to travel hundreds of kilometers, but they give you plenty of time to reach a safe place.
It is important that you only install tires that are technically correct. If you want to check if your car can accommodate runflats, ask the tyre experts.