The Different Types of Tyres and Why You Should Pay Attention to Them
At Saffron Autos our focus is on keeping you safe whilst offering great value. We are asked a lot of motoring questions, a common one of those being “which tyres should I buy for my car?”
The range of tyres that Saffron Autos can offer is extensive so we thought it would be a good idea to let you know our thoughts on what’s hot and what’s not.
“Should I pay for premium tyres when there’s a budget alternative available?” Of course, there are a lot of choices open to you and each one varies in price. In this article, we hope to answer that question and help you make an informed decision the next time you’re due new tyres.
There is a reason why branded tyres cost more and it’s more than just for the name printed on the material. In fact, it’s got to do with safety, lifespan and fuel efficiency. Big brands like Continental and Michelin may seem like a lot of money but they host many advantages over budget tyres and we are going to show you why.
Let’s have a look at budget and premium tyres in detail and see why it pays off to spend a little more at first when your car needs tyres.
Tyres and Safety
Everyone wants to make sure that the tyres they choose for their car are safe. First of all, it’s important to say that both budget tyres and premium tyres are safety checked before they’re sold. This means that it doesn’t matter what the price is, they still have to have a certain level of safety to be legal out on the road.
But the main difference between budget and premium tyres will appear when there is bad weather. Of course, this is definitely something you can expect in the UK. Professional tests have revealed that premium tyres have a shorter stopping distance than budget tyres. This means that you could be safer in the rain or snow than you would be with budget tyres. So, if you live somewhere in the UK that experiences poor weather, then you’ll really want to consider investing in premium tyres.
Durability and Lifespan
When you’re paying out for new tyres for your car, you want to make sure that you get your money’s worth. This means you want the tyres to last as long as possible before they need to be replaced. Testing has concluded that premium tyres are more durable and last longer than budget tyres. This is normally down to the quality materials that are used. Even over different terrain, premium tyres are going to be the best choice.
If you don’t do a lot of driving, budget tyres may still be an option for you. If you don’t collect a lot of miles on the clock, budget tyres are going to last a long time. You probably won’t notice much of a difference between them and premium tyres if you hardly use your car. But if you do a lot of driving every day, you’ll save money in the long term with premium tyres.
Fuel Efficiency and Money Savings
If there is one thing that everyone hates paying for its petrol. Well, you’ll be glad to hear that the tyres you choose can have a direct effect on fuel efficiency. For example, industry experts have concluded that premium tyres offer better fuel efficiency and money savings than budget tyres. So, while they may have a higher price tag to start, they seem like they could save you money over time. This is down to the quality materials and compounds that are used, as well as the low rolling resistance.
Budget v Premium Tyres
So, who is the winner between budget and premium tyres? At Saffron Autos, we’d have to say that the clear winner and one you should consider is the premium tyres. When it comes to safety in poor weather conditions, premium tyres out perform budget tyres. In addition, they’re made from better quality materials that mean they’ll last longer out on the road. They might even be more fuel efficient and save you money on petrol over the course of the year.
Will budget tyres ever be suitable for you? Well, it really depends on your driving habits. If you don’t drive a lot, you probably won’t benefit from the durability and fuel efficiency. Of course, the main bonus for you will be the cheaper outlay for new tyres.
Don’t forget how long tyres last you will also be down to how you drive. Always drive responsibility to get the best out of any tyres you choose.
We’re keen to help you make the right tyre choice for your vehicle. So if you’re looking for the right mix of durability, performance and value then give our team at Saffron Autos a call today.