A Guide to Choosing the Right Tyres for Your Car

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If you are a car owner, you will have to, at some point, plan to get a new set of tyres for your car. So it is best to understand how to find the right tyres for your needs and your vehicle. Whether you are driving in areas like Yorkshire or even Buckinghamshire it is vital to make sure you drive with roadworthy tyres for your car. This ensures you can enjoy a trouble-free journey on the road. There are several factors to take into account before you make your tyre purchase. So here is a quick guide to choosing the right tyres for your car.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Tyres for Your Car



What’s Your Budget?

It doesn’t matter how well-intentioned you are, if you don’t have enough cash, you won’t be able to afford premium tyres. Tyres come in three broad categories:


  • Premium: the latest technology, sustainable rubber of the highest possible quality. And all the latest tyre design innovations at your fingertips.

  • Regular: the middle-of-the-range to good quality tyres, regular tyres are what one might call ‘normal’ tyres. These take advantage of many of the innovations of previous premium tyres. This is usually after manufacturers have discovered how to recreate the benefits more cheaply – via mass marketing, for example.

  • Budget: cheap and cheerful, these tyres often don’t have many recent innovations in their manufacture. They can be made from lower quality rubber. And they may give you a less comfortable, noisier drive. But they must (at present) still adhere to minimum safety and quality standards. And they should work perfectly well with your vehicle.

Which quality of tyre you choose will be determined by how much you can afford to pay for your tyres. Although it is important to note that premium tyres can last longer than budget tyres in the long run. Thus making the cost savings a bit of a moot point.


What Do You Drive?

Your tyre choices should also be decided by the type of vehicle you drive. If you have a Land Rover, for example, and often go off-road, a sturdier, more rugged tyre is called for. If you often tow heavy trailers – a horsebox or caravan, for example – then stronger tyres with a heavier load weighting are called for.


Where Do You Drive?

As mentioned above, off-roading is hard on tyres. But you should also account for the distance you drive each week, and the types of roads you travel on. Selling farm equipment across the whole country, for example, would require tyres that can handle both rutted and poorly maintained roads and the addition of plenty of miles worth of wear.

If your commute is a short one over good quality roads, then you can afford to be a bit more blasé in your choice of tyre. Your tyre care routine will vary with your driving styles, the distance you cover and the route you normally take. For localities like Buckinghamshire: the high traffic areas are; High Wycombe, Burnham, Aylesbury & Beaconsfield. When you are travelling in and out of these areas, you cannot risk the health of your vehicle because one busted tyre will leave you stranded on the road.

If your tyres are not in good condition and you are making up your mind for getting a tyre replacement in Buckinghamshire, you can book with Broadway Autocentres team in a few easy steps.

Check the Make and Model

Once you have ascertained your budget and the type of driving you do, it is time to narrow down the specifications of your required tyres. It is relatively easy to find the right specs for your tyres: the information is embossed on each tyre! There is a code which lets you know the tyre size, weighting, week and year of manufacture. And much more besides. The same details will be found in your car owner’s manual, along with some suggestions and recommendations of recommended suppliers. And, if you have lost your car owner’s hand-book, you can find most of the necessary information online.


What’s the Season?

Finally, think about what time of year it is. Having two sets of tyres: a winter set and a summer set – is a great way to stay safe while on the UK’s roads. Carefully looking after the set that is not being used as well as driving carefully on the current ensures that both sets will last a long time. So again, while it seems expensive to buy two full sets of tyres, the economics in the long run are favourable.

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