Pick of the bunch
Quality vs. quantity
Generally speaking, all tyres do the same job. They must all meet specific safety standards, so it’s not like you will be purchasing something that is going to be putting you in danger. However, doing the same basic job isn’t the same as being of the same quality. Premium tyres tend to last a lot longer than your budget tyres, and as such the cheaper tyres will need replacing a lot faster than those which have had a bit more money spent on them. Brands like Dunlop, Michelin and Goodyear are all experienced sellers of premium tyres, and you can expect to get 15,000-20,000 miles worth of usage out of them. For the average driver, that’s around two years before your tyres will need checking. There has been so much scientific research put into the better quality tyres which corresponds to your stopping distance, the noise levels from your vehicle as a whole and how much fuel you are using when driving on them. It may just be worth the investment.
Budget tyres last for an average of 8,000 miles compared to their more expensive counterparts, and although they are registered as safe as previously mentioned, they don’t offer the same benefits that you will be getting out of a premium tyre. If you are buying the same budget tyre three times over in the space that it takes the premium tyre to wear out, it may be worth asking yourself whether it may be worth spending the extra to get the better product; the savings elsewhere will become apparent when you do.
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