4 Essential Tyre Buying Tips

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While they are not hard on tyres, Kent roads can be demanding in their own way, and once you realise that you need to buy a new set, you should bite the bullet sooner, rather than later. If you have a good service station and a trustworthy mechanic, you probably do not need to read any further, but if you are new or inexperienced in the tyre buying game, then this is exactly where you should be!

The Right Stuff

Always make sure you buy the right tyres for your vehicle. It is definitely not one size fits all, as there are a wide range of tyre sizes, widths, quality and more. Your owner’s manual will have details of all the tyres that can be used on your make and model, with the best specifications clearly marked. If you are in any doubt at all, use the manufacturer’s recommended tyre as this will ensure that you get the best, safest ride with the car operating at optimum conditions.

What’s Your Style?

If you are heavy-handed with your cars, frequently driving hard and fast on rough or potholed roads, then you should account for that when making your purchase. The basic three types of tyre are: budget, regular and premium, and they come with price tags to match. However, buying budget tyres that will then be subject to a lot of wear and tear – perhaps even damage – will result in breakdowns, punctures and, all too soon, the need to purchase yet another new set of tyres! Instead, opt for the premium tyres and see what a difference that makes in the longevity of your tyres.

Sneaky Quality Booster!

But there is another reason for buying better quality tyres – one that can actually end up saving you money. The better your tyres, the more fuel efficient your car can be – with an improvement of up to 20% more efficiency achieved by people moving from poor quality tyres to those recommended by the manufacturer. This is such a considerable saving in fuel, that the extra money spent on the tyres is soon amortised.

Two by Two

If you cannot afford to buy four good quality tyres all at once, you can buy them in pairs instead, without sacrificing the quality of your drive or risking damage to your car. Switching single tyres is rarely recommended as the vehicle puts a certain amount of weight on the front tyres and a different (usually less) amount on the back tyres. Therefore, changing your front or your back tyres is preferrable to changing one tyre at a time, and can save you enough money to choose a better quality than you would otherwise have been able to afford.

You do not have to go far or wait long for your new and improved ride. Buy tyres online in Kent with same day fitting at Dartford Tyres and get your car up and running in no time.

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