As vehicle owners search around to find cheaper tyres, it’s worth remembering what Britain’s top motoring writer Quentin Willson has to say on the subject.
Asked by a reader of his Sunday Mirror motoring column if he should opt for a set of reasonably priced tyres made in China to save a few pounds, this is what Quentin had to say:
“There are a lot of Chinese and Taiwanese tyres on the net and they may be e-marked for safety, but they rarely get tested for severe weather and braking. Don’t worry about whether they wear out faster, worry about how well they stop.
‘Autocar magazine did a test and found one Chinese brand needed an extra 10 metres of stopping distance in the wet. Scary.’
Quentin has recommended etyres to his readers on more than one occasion, writing recently: ‘There’s a company on the internet called etyres. If you ring them up, they’ll deliver new tyres to your door in their van, then fit them on the driveway. Their tyres are a lot cheaper than the places on the high street.’