The tyres which you kit your car out with are one of the most important aspects of your car and they can truly make a difference to a number of important areas like handling, breaking and even your fuel economy, which can be crippling for most drivers. In the current economic climate, filling up at the pump can be a truly painful experience, regardless of what car you drive, as the rising prices can have a major dent on your wallet. Thankfully, the relatively cheap option of installing quality tyres means that your car will have improved traction and won’t soak up every bump and pothole in the road that can be wearing.
What benefits do good tyres provide?
Having a good set of tyres on your car can be extremely beneficial to both your car and yourself, as it will help out in a number of areas. Experts recommend that you upgrade every six years on average to get the best use out of them, but if you don’t take care of them then it can be a criminal offence and you could receive three points and a £2,500 fine in the UK. Some benefits that having new tyres can bring includes:
· Performance – when your tyres are at their optimum, the car will be able to perform at a much greater level than if they were worn and damaged. Handling, cornering and even breaking all owe thanks to the work that your tyres put in as they are what keep your car level on the road – if they weren’t there, your journey would be a very uncomfortable and not to mention dangerous one.
· Safety – having a new set of tyres will provide a cushion of safety for a large chunk of your vehicle's life. More importantly, new tyres can increase the ability of your vehicle to stop, go and turn.
· Fuel efficiency – the condition of your tyres can drastically affect your fuel economy. If you have a set of worn out tyres with an uneven tread pattern, your fuel mileage will suffer because your car must work harder to put its power to the ground – therefore you will use more fuel on your journeys .