Spring has sprung and although we’re not exactly in the same league as Sepang when it comes to rain – it’s definitely time to give our car tyres some careful consideration.
Admittedly, we don’t have to get hung up on soft or hard compounds, but we do have to think about tread, pressure and cheap versus quality when it comes to kitting out our cars.
First with more water on the roads it is imperative to make sure there is plenty of tread on the tyres, the minimum legal limit is 1.6mm, this provides grip on wet roads. Less tread means you will have less grip and control on the wet roads, especially when it comes to stopping.
Secondly, check out the tyres pressure. The correct pressure will make your tyres safer and more economical because properly inflated tyres use less fuel.
Thirdly, think hard about choosing budget brand tyres over quality products. Recent surveys have revealed that the cheaper products could seriously affect the way your car copes with soaking roads.
Nobody wants to fork out a fortune on tyres, but etyres offers mobile fitting service which means our overheads are low and savings are passed on to customers in the form of cheaper prices for premium brands – often up to 40% less than the high street depots.
We can’t all afford to driver Formula 1 cars – but we can afford premium range tyres.
Denna Bowman, Head Office