Bonjour lecteurs! We recently needed a new set of tyres, here are a few tips and tricks that we learned along the way. After all, it can be tricky to be confident about the process. Did you know that tyres are replaced, on average, every five years or so? That’s beaucoup when you think about it! So even more experienced drivers might only have got to do so a couple of times. On top of it, tyres are becoming more efficient each year with better technology and plus de choix. Finding it confusing? Buying New Tyres – What To Consider Before Choosing A Local Tyre Fitter, wherever you are in the UK. I got your back mamans!
What Size Tyres Do You Need?
The first thing to consider is their size, I know it’s funny… You should always fit the correct tyres to your vehicle as this will help prevent excess wear and tear and potential damage to them.
But how to find the right size? Well, c’est simple, the dimensions and specifications are within the code that is printed on the tyres themselves. You can also find the right fit in your car’s handbook.
Le code magique is quite a lengthy string of letters and numbers detailing a lot of information about your tyre, from its dimensions to the year and week of manufacture to the speed and load limits of that particular model.
C’est important you get the right tyre for your make and model of car, otherwise, you can have all sorts of issues bien sûr!
Par exemple, it could really affect your speedometer and mileage or cause excessive wear and tear on your wheels and tyres.
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Work Out Your Budget
Another thing to consider when Buying New Tyres?
There is a type of tyre for everyone, whatever your budget! From the high-end to the cheapest, here is what I gathered on all of them.
- Budget tyres are made from cheaper rubber and can use older technology. However, they must still meet basic safety standards in order to be legally compliant. Safety first! You might run the risk of having a more uncomfortable ride than with more expensive tyres.
Regular Tyres are tyres of better quality than the budget ones. Thanks to their more up-to-date technology and designs, they can be un bon choix. They will be moderately priced and you should still get une bonne qualité while spending less.
Premium Tyres are often designed for more high-end cars. Usually, they are made from high-quality sustainable rubber, using the most up-to-date research in tyre performance. Et le plus? They tend to last longer!
So it’s up to you and your budget!
Is Fitting Included?
A final point to consider is that your tyres need to be fitted to your wheels. I would personnellement not do it myself as I would not even know where to start to be honnête.
It’s far from being an easy task and you need specialised tools and equipment that only professional tyre fitters have! Many local garages will offer you a package price with the fitting included on top of the tyres’ price.
Let’s les professionnels do their job! Wherever you are, from Scotland to Kent and London, a professional fitting is often included in the price and they will balance your wheels and align your tyres for you too! So that you are sorted!
Et voilà! Some simple, yet important points on What To Consider Before Choosing A Local Tyre Fitter when Buying New Tyres.
I hope you found this useful. Is your man much of a mechanic and loves touching up cars? What model do you drive? And when was the last time you changed your tyres?