The first of a regular feature from Easywheels in which we aim to show you our top picks for the week based on what you value in a tyre. Everyone has different priorities when looking for their new tyres, whether they’re looking for the cheapest new tyres, or their looking for the most fuel efficient, we hear it all on the phones here at Easywheels.co.uk HQ.
So below we’ve chosen two of the most popular qualities and attributions people look for in a tyre and given you our top pick of the week. Don’t be fooled though, just because one tyre performs particularly well in the wet or has supreme rolling resistance, it’s not to say it wont be quiet and long lasting. Remember, these our top picks so they score highly across the board and aim to offer performance in all conditions.
1. Price: Our number one thing that we hear here at Easywheels.co.uk is that people are looking for tyres based on price, or working to a budget. For some people this is fine, if you’re not pushing the car too hard and are avoiding the off road conditions and snow this isn’t an issue, and a budget or mid range tyre will more than do the job for you, particularly with one of these.
So we’ve picked two of our favourite budget tyres below:
Really a mid range tyre, the Toyo Proxes CF2 scores incredibly well across the size range, with a C for fuel efficiency, low noise emissions (70dB) and incredible wet performance, (One off the top with a B) for a tyre priced from only £58.70.
Toyo Proxes CF2
Infinity Ecosis: with a budget price and the characteristics of a mid range tyre, the Infinity is a fantastic option for the price conscious amongst us. Starting at just £47.50 and scoring up to a C in rolling resistance, C in wet weather performance (2 from the best possible!!) and with low rolling resistance at only 70dB.
2. Environmental – We don’t hear nearly enough of this currently, but we do still have some customers who are considering the environment and their wallet. We reckon that the reason most people overlook the environmental credentials are because they associate green with being expensive.
However, with tyres you couldn’t be more wrong. For often a small premium initially you’re able to recoup your costs 2 or 3 times over through improved rolling resistance that means you’ll spend less at the pump.
Don’t think that lower rolling resistance means a sacrifice in performance, just look at our top picks below.
Dunlop Sport BluResponse: From only £75.00
An incredible tyre packing a whole lot of performance for the price, the Dunlop Sport BluResponse offers superb wet weather performance scoring an A rating across the sizes, with low noise emissions and rolling resistance to envy, (B rated) this tyre will save you money whilst keeping you safe.
Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Michelin Energy Saver +: From just £72.00
The upgrade to arguably Michelins most successful tyre to date, the Energy Saver + is designed to help save you money in the long run. Perhaps a little more expensive than most people would consider, it aims though to keep you going 6,000 miles longer than its nearest competitor, and reduce fuel consumption along the way.
With spectacular wet weather scores across the size range, the tyres not only friendly towards the environment and your wallet, but it will also keep you safe in the wet.
Michelin Energy Saver +