Tyre Tips & Advice
if you’re looking to replace your tyres there may be a few things that you should could consider before making
your purchase. Often replacing tyres like for like is very simple however this is not always the best option or even
sometimes the correct one. If you have a second hand car there is always a possibility that the previous owner
has not replaced the tyres correctly. So what should you be looking for when replacing tyres.
What is the correct specification for my vehicle?
What type of tyres do I require?
How do I decide on which brand or what tyres are best tyres for my car
Getting the correct spec tyres
Selecting the correct specification tyres is very important; in fact you’re compromising your safety
if you do not select the correct size, load rating & speed rating. If you have a new car then select the same spec
as is on the vehicle. However if you have just bought a second hand vehicle and it's the fist time you’re replacing
the tyres, its worthwhile checking the vehicle handbook. Make sure the sizes; load rating and speed rating
suggested in the handbook are the tyres on the vehicle or the new tyres you will be replacing. Sometimes you
can also find tyre size specification on the petrol cap or inside the driver door pillar. You can also read our guide
or the Tyre sidewall for more information on this. If you find this too technical you can seek professional help.
Most cars in the UK have summer tyres, however if you live up in the highlands or have experienced problems
with the road conditions during winter periods, then you can select a Winter or all-season type tyres. Winter tyres
are not ideal all year round. After the winter is over, it is best to change back over to summer tyres, as the winter
tyres are not suited to normal conditions. For more in-depth information you can read more about this subject
in the tyre types section of the website.
Best tyres for my car
Year on year advancements are being made to tyres. New tyre technology is better than those that were
produced 5-10 years ago. Improvements to tread design and rubber compounds means that these perform
better and are more economical. For this reasons we think it's better to shop for the latest tyres instead of
sticking to what was on the car.
One of the greatest advancemans to tyres was the introduction of tyre labels. Tyre labels give you
important information and make it easy to compare brands. Tyre label data can help you select a safer tyre,
more fuel-efficient and quieter tyre. Buying better tyres save you money and the environment. Getting the most
expensive tyres doesn't mean your buying the best tyres. We advise you read reviews and check labels before
If you’re still unsure and need alive we have help at hand our tyre experts have in-depth understanding of
all tyre related matters, call us on 0845 0941 740.