Tyres could possibly be the most important components of your car. After all, it’s the four corners that are in contact with the tarmac and tyre each area, which is not much bigger than an A4 paper, is the only link between the car and the road.
Hence, buying the right type of tyres is not just a priority, it is a necessity. Here are 5 ways to ensure you buy the right type of tyres for your car.
1. Size matters when it comes to tyres – just like your underwear
Make sure you buy the right tyre size for your car. On the side of your tyre, you will find information such as the width, side thickness and the internal diameter of the tyre. Stick to those dimensions, or else, you might spend more than you ought to for something that might not be suitable.
2. Right type of rubber for the right type of car
Think of your tyres as a pair of shoes. A Toyota Prius will come with low resistance eco-tyres but an Audi TT will come with performance based tyres. The right type of tyre is crucial for the right type of car and allowing it to perform as it should. A wrong tyre choice will be like giving a fireman a pair of stilettos, it is not going to end well.
3. Age is essential – these are tyres not wine
Unlike fine wine, they do not get better over age. Each tyre comes with an indicator that shows the year the tyre was made. Go for the newest ones possible.
4. Threadwear, learn this word, it is important!
Threadwear is a number that indicates the life span of the tyre. The higher the number, the higher the threadwear. It’s not an absolute governing factor but it gives a good indication when deciding between two tyres.
5. Do not overdo things
Lastly, do not buy tyres that will be an overkill to your car. High performance tyres give you amazing levels of grip but it will be noisy, uncomfortable, and most of the time, they wear out faster than comfort based tyres. You can kill a fly with a machine gun but a bug spray would also suffice and will be miles more practical!
These are 5 tips to help you make your next tyre choice. Hopefully, it will help you make the right choice and save you from spending a fortune on unsuitable tyres. The smarter and easier option is to download the MisterTyre app and let the experts help you!