Your tyres are incredibly important, so it’s essential you keep them up to date. However, with so many different tyres available, how do you begin to choose the right tyres for your vehicle? Our expert team can fit replacement tyres in Blandford and have compiled some helpful tips to help you make the right choice.
Check tyre size
Look at your current tyre wall or at your vehicle handbook to find out your tyre size so that you can get an exact match. The information will be displayed in this layout: 225/55 R16 91V and is broken down into:
225 = section width in millimetres 55 = aspect ratio of tyre’s width to height as a percentage R16 = rim diameter in inches 91 = load rating – maximum load that the tyre can support V = speed rating
Speed rating explained
The speed rating indicates the maximum speed capable of that tyre in mph and is represented by a letter:
P=93 Q=100 R=106 S=112 T=118
U=124 H=130 V=149 W=168 Y=186
Quality of tyres
Once you know which size tyre you’re looking for, it’s time to consider quality and budget. All our tyres abide by strict safety regulations, though more premium tyres will carry your vehicle further without needing replacement and should give you an overall easier and smoother driving experience. Premium tyres are designed to have better stopping distances, grip, less noise and reduced fuel usage.
Mid-range tyres are for those who are looking for great value for money and can also benefit from improved technology and a longer lifespan. Finally, budget tyres will work just as well as mid-range or even premium tyres given the right conditions, however, they will not perform as well in wintery or wet conditions when compared with more expensive makes and typically last up to 8,000 miles before they require changing.