Premium Vs Budget Tyres
If you have ever needed a new tyre and phoned to obtain a price for a replacement, then you will be aware that there is a significant range of tyres now available from your premium to mid-range to budget brands.
Choosing the correct tyre for the mileage, you cover, and your driving style is vital. With such a wide range to choose from and a vast difference in price, it is the cheaper one on offer that is the most appealing.
Premium branded tyres
When we think of premium tyres, we think of Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, etc and know that these tyres will come at a cost. By purchasing a premium tyre, you are also footing the bill for the considerable amount of money invested in the latest tyre technology, which goes into the manufacturing to ensure they are hard-wearing, fuel efficient, offer higher durability and maximum safety.
In product tests, premium brands outperformed the cheaper brands by offering enhanced grip, improved wear and better fuel efficiency. If you are the sort of driver that covers excessive miles every year or endure lots of high speeds on the motorways then yes, these tyres may well be worth paying the extra for.
Do you get what you pay for by opting for a budget tyre? Is it more economical in the long run? Budget tyres are better suited for drivers who travel at lower speeds, cover less mileage and more urban driving. If this is your driving style, then there is a good change that these tyres will be more economical for you. Primarily budget tyres offer good value, but they do not carry the distance.
With EU tyre labelling requirements now being mandatory for most new tyres means that all tyre manufacturers must be more apparent by providing more transparent performance labelling on every tyre. This enables you the consumer to make a more informed decision regarding which tyres are most suited to your vehicle, the types of roads you drive on and what your driving style is. Since the introduction of the EU Tyre Label consumers have found this hugely beneficial as it clearly shows the fuel efficiency, wet grip, and external rolling noise. This new legislation is to provide information to motorists on the performance of the tyre, and in doing so, the EU hopes this will increase overall road safety, allows shopping for tyres to be more cost-effective and to reduce the impact that tyres have on the environment
Once you’ve considered all your requirements and most importantly your budget, you need to look at the EU tyre label for more information on your purchase. If you are at all in doubt, then speak to us here at Loughborough Tyre Refurbs, and we will ask questions relating to your driving style, mileage, budget, etc and based on this we will be happy to make a recommendation on a tyre to suit you and your vehicle.