It doesn’t matter whether you’re driving a Formula One racing car, or a family people-mover, your car’s overall performance relies on the condition of your tyres and how much tread remains. It’s common for road users to neglect the condition of their tyres, unfortunately this puts you, your family, and other drivers, at risk every time you drive. Bald tyres provide little to no grip in wet weather and are prone to fishtailing. Even state-of-the-art technology, such as anti-lock braking systems, can’t counteract the response of worn-out tyres. Legally, you’re required to have a tread depth of 1.6mm. However, to ensure your safety on the road, tyre experts recommend a minimum of 3mm for wet weather. There is a huge range of tyre brands and types in Tamworth to choose from. Unless you’re a motorhead or qualified tyre-fitter, its unlikely you’ll know the intricate differences. Generally, there are several options when you need to have your tyres replaced. Local Tamworth tyre shops, dealerships and mechanics can advise you of the best brand and type of tyre for your vehicle. Dedicated Tamworth tyre stores will usually have the biggest range, and as they deal with tyres exclusively, they also have the most in-depth knowledge in the area. With many renowned brands like Dunlop, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Goodyear to choose from, how do you choose which tyre to buy? Firstly, it depends on your vehicle. Different model cars all take different kinds of tyres, let
alone bikes, trailers, 4WD’s, trucks and agricultural machines. Brands will often specialise in certain vehicles, so finding out what brands offer tyres that suit your needs is the first step. Of course, within these are different options, premium, mid-range and economy tyres all offer different advantages and it will depend on your budget as to what you can get. Premium tyres are the number one choice. Designed for maximum performance, these tyres last longer, provide better tread and will save you money in the long run. They do cost more to begin with, and for more some vehicles, like 4WD’s, trucks and expensive sedans, these are often the only option. The most common tyre is the mid-range tyre. Designed to suit most vehicles, these tyres offer a good mix of affordability and endurance. Most mid-range tyres will last about 4 years with regular driving. Or, if you’re on a budget, talk to your Tamworth tyre expert about their budget range. While they may wear down quicker and be less durable than their more expensive counterparts, economy tyres have to pass stringent safety checks and, while in good condition, are perfectly safe to drive on. If you drive a specialised vehicle, like a 4WD or tractor, you’ll need specialised tyres. Tamworth tyre stores have a huge range of tyres designed to handle off-road situations. These options will also come with deeper tread for a more secure grip and safer driving in those tricky situations.