If your car tyres are showing signs of damage or no longer have a safe tread depth, it’s time to get them replaced. However, instead of choosing tyres based on cost, you should also consider other factors such as quality as this will significantly impact how your car performs on the road.

In this blog, we explain all you need to know about choosing new car tyres.

Which tyres fit your car?

The first thing you need to do is find out what size tyres your vehicle needs. Car wheels come in different sizes so to find your information refer to your vehicle’s handbook or use an online tyre checker.

Choosing your tyres

There are many different types of tyres. When replacing or upgrading yours, it’s important to consider your driving style and budget. Some drivers also like to invest in seasonal tyres such as those designed for winter conditions like snow and ice, either way, you should balance quality and price.

Premium tyres

If you’re looking for the best quality tyres then choose the premium range. The reason for their higher price point is due to the research and development that is used to develop these types of tyres. Made from the best materials available, they wear more slowly, are more fuel-efficient and improve grip. If you drive long distances to work or do a lot of motorway driving, premium tyres could be your best bet.

Mid-range tyres

If you use your car every day for fairly local commutes and family trips, then you need good performing tyres that are affordable. The mid-range is great value for money and although they are lower quality than the premium range, they’re a great choice for those wanting a middle of the road product.

Budget tyres

If you’re restricted on price, budget tyres may be the best choice for you. They will do their job, but be mindful that they won’t last as low and could wear down a lot quicker than mid-range and premium tyres. Budget tyres may last around 7,000 to 8,000 miles but if you’re an infrequent driver that’s fine.

At Portsmouth Exhausts & Tyre Services, we stock a range of tyre brands for every budget. If your tyres need replacing, our team is on hand to install new wheels and get you back on the road in no time. Get in touch with us for more information.