With everyone trying to save money at the moment, the Daily Mirror carried an interesting feature outlining why cheaper isn’t always better – especially when it comes to tyres.
To drive home the point, the paper delved back to an article in What Car which pitted three premium tyres costing up to £70, against three budget alternatives at around half the cost in a series of braking tests back in 2010.
According to the Mirror: “The results were shocking, showing in the wet, the budget tyres took an average of 14 metres longer than the premium tyres to stop from 70mph.”
It also reported that the magazine warned: “Don’t even think about skimping on tyres.
“It’s tempting to save money in the short term by going for the budget option, but you’d be unwise to do so.
“Tyres are the only part of your car that make contact with the road, so you’re far better off sticking to the premium brands and hunting around for the lowest prices on those.
“As our investigation clearly shows, cheap tyres could easily cost you your life.”