Are you looking for new tyres for your car? Have you considered just picking 4 new ones right out of a tyre supplier? Unfortunately, replacing car tyres needs some hard considerations especially if you want to save on costs and make the most out of your purchases.
Just like choosing a pair of shoes for your feet, you want your tyres to fit your car. So it’s crucial that you pick the right one. The hardest part of this decision is choosing which ones fit your car and your driving preferences because every time you drive your car, you are literally spending money. But with today’s technology, there are many ways to save while you drive. The secret? Your tyres!
The tyre is one of the most important parts of a car. If you make a hasty decision in choosing your tyres, you could have problems in the future and put yourself at high risk of car accidents due to thin or worn out treads. Here are six things to keep in mind while looking for new rubber for the road brought to you by the professional team at Carnarvon Tyres.
Factors to keep in mind when choosing the right tyre
- Road and climate – It’s important to examine the driving conditions where your car will be traveling. For driving around the neighborhood or small city, any standard tyre will do. But if you’re driving in heavy traffic especially during rush hour, then you’ll need a more responsive set of tyres which wear out longer. The climate that you live in is also a factor. If you normally drive through snow, then you will need winter tyres. However, if you live in a 4-season area, you may need both winter and summer tyres.
- Lifespan of the tyre – Check your tyre’s longevity. This is the distance it will last before it starts to fail. But longevity will depend also on the way you drive and the road conditions.
- Size of the tyre – Not all sizes of tyres is appropriate for your car. The car’s manufacturer will know which size is best for your vehicle so always ask or check the car’s manual.
- Tyre maker – Who is the manufacturer? Does it have a good reputation? Companies don’t make tyres the same way so check out the manufacturers and compare.
- Warranty – Find out how long and what conditions they provide in the warranty.
- Value for money – Modern technology has created a longer lasting tyre with improved handling. This sometimes will cost more so make sure you are paying for what you actually need. Buying the cheapest may not be the better choice. Remember, you get what you pay for.
So who said replacing car tyres was an easy task?
It may be daunting and overwhelming but with some serious thought, you could save a lot of money instantly and in the long run. It is always a good idea to ask for advice from your local car service provider. They know what tyres are good for your car, how to maintain your tyres and help you save money by buying the right ones. Bottom line is, it’s all about compromise.