Durable and Long-Lasting Tyres
Keeping your car safe and secure on the road is paramount to keeping you and your passengers safe. To do this, you need the correct tyres for the type of road, climate and conditions in which you drive. If you’re considering buying new tyres for your car, there are several things to consider. Durability, handling characteristics and tread life are all important factors in selecting the right tyre for your car. Here we take a look at how to choose long-lasting tyres that fit your needs as a driver.
What to Look For When Buying New Tyres
When buying new tyres, you’ll want to keep a close eye on certain factors that can affect your safety and the longevity of your tyres. Here are a few important things to look for when buying new tyres for your car. If the size of your tyres doesn’t match the size of your wheels, you could have issues with your braking and handling. The weather where you live can also affect your need for certain types of tyres. Depending where you live and how you drive can also have an effect on the type of tyre you need. If you are driving on a lot of wet roads, you may need tyres with more grooves to help with water dispersion. In this instance, Uniroyal Tyres may be perfect for you.
If you drive off-road, you will likely need a different type of tyre than you would for regular driving. If you are wanting to get the most out of your tyres then regular tyre maintenance and tyre checks are vital. It is important that your tyres are inflated to the correct PSI- this helps improve fuel efficiency and prevents uneven tyre wear. To find the correct tyre pressures for your vehicle, please click on the link below.
How to make your tyres last longer
- Regular tyre pressure checks
- Ensure your wheels are correctly aligned
- Picking the correct tyres for your vehicle
- Driving without excessive acceleration
- Reducing the weight in the car
- Avoid mounting kerbs when parking
How to Select the Best Long Lasting Tyres
When selecting long-lasting tyres, you’ll want to consider several factors. The weather where you live can affect your need for certain types of tyres. For example, if you are regularly driving in cold and snowy conditions, then winter tyres would be your best option. The weight you put in your car can also affect the type of tyre you need. If you put a lot of heavy things in your car, you may need a tyre with a higher load rating.
To search your tyres which are suitable for heavy loads, when reaching the search results page on the Tyre Shopper website, look out for tyres with an 'XL' symbol. This stands for 'Extra Load' and is perfect for heavier vehicles. You’ll also want to consider your budget when selecting new tyres. Tyre prices vary depending on whether they are premium, mid-range or budget tyres and generally premium tyres will last longer than budget tyres- however, with regular tyre maintenance and tyre checks, you will be able to extend the life of your tyres.
You may go through stages where you feel as though you're constantly changing your tyres, be it through punctures, general wear and tear or old age.
Here at Tyre Shopper, we understand that our customers need value for their money and that's where our expert advisers are here to help.
Our guide explains why some tyres are more durable than others, plus we offer some tips on how to avoid more wear than is necessary.
Premium brands are often considered to be more durable than their budget counterparts.
This is because premium manufacturers such as Michelin are able to invest a great deal of research and development, utilising the latest technology and materials to produce long-lasting tyres.
Inevitably, this means that while they do cost a bit more than standard tyres, they're certainly great value for money.
Just because you might see a label saying budget tyres, don't automatically dismiss them for not being as good as other tyre types.
A number of the cheap tyre brands are owned by premium manufacturers, with the same research and design of the top makes filtered down the channel, albeit a compromise in terms of some features.
Read tyre labels
The new EU tyre labelling rules mean that all passenger tyres now being manufactured in Europe must show these labels, which give a grading for external noise, wet grip and fuel efficiency.
Simply understanding the labels can save you a lot of money and help your new tyre purchase.
Consider your driving style
It's not just tyres you should look at, if it's durability you're after.
How fast you accelerate has a great deal to do with the health of your tyres. Driving at high speeds with continuous braking increases tyre wear and inevitably means a harsher ride.
Check your tyre pressure
Driving with inadequate air in your tyres can also cause them to wear down quickly but also increase your vehicle's carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption.
If you're not sure what the correct tyre pressure is for your motor, check your manufacturer's handbook.
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So, whether you need help to find a top-of-the-range set of four premium tyres or simply want the best cheap tyres for your vehicle, contact our tyre experts today.
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