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How to choose the right tyres for your car

Selecting the perfect tyres for your car is an extremely important and often overlooked judgment, as your car's tyres are what grip your car to the road, as well as having a substantial effect on its performance and even its fuel economy. If you fail to regularly maintain your tyres then it can be harmful to your vehicle’s performance, not to mention a criminal offence – poor and worn down tyres become a major safety hazard for you and your family, so there should be no excuses in updating them. Although it can be quite expensive to refit your car with tyres, you can’t really put a price on safety so it’s a necessary fee to pay. No matter how expensive the car, if it doesn't have quality tyres, all that horsepower and luxury in the world will be in vain, as the car won’t run at its full potential.

What to look for when choosing the right tyres

Although you may not think it, the right choice of tyre can make all the difference to your cars performance and efficiency on the road, so it’s important that you consider all the options before choosing a set.  It is a legal requirement to keep your tyres maintained and at the highest standard, because they grip your car to the road, as well as having a substantial effect on your vehicle's performance and fuel economy. Here are some key factors to consider when purchasing new tyres:

·         Fuel economy – 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.


·         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.


·         Increased performance – the distance it takes for your car to come to a stop, or the speed at which you can enter a turn all depends on the quality of your tyres. They determine how much power your vehicle can put to the ground, and whether or not you can brake fast enough to safely control it.


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