Being the only thing separating your car from the road, good quality tyres are essential for the overall performance and safety of your vehicle. Whilst all new tyres sold in the UK are required to conform to a series of minimum standards, we believe that a premium tyre offers the best performance, durability and safety.

Mechanic holding a tyre - Tyres Basford, Nottingham

Budget or Premium Tyre?

A question that is often asked when purchasing new tyres is what is the difference between budget and premium tyres. At Bar Lane Motors in Nottingham, we believe that a premium tyre will always be a better performing, safer and longer-lasting tyre. This isn’t to say that budget tyres are bad or unsafe, they are just produced with different outcomes in mind.

A budget tyre is often developed with a very strict price point in mind. This is reflected in the quality of materials used, the types of technologies used in their construction and development and the quality of their manufacturing

By comparison a premium tyre is developed with one thing in mind; creating the best tyre possible. Premium tyre manufacturers will use the best materials available and include the most modern technologies in their development.

Of course, there are legal standards which dictate whether a tyre is suitable for use, these standards extend to all tyres sold within the UK so you can be assured that even a budget tyre will meet the minimum required standards.

If you are unsure whether your tyres need replacing you can assess this yourself with a 20p piece. We have provided the following diagram to illustrate this. It is important that you regularly check your tyre tread as being caught with insufficient tread carries a fine and points on the licence.

If you have any queries about your tyres call the experts in Basford on 0115 970 5719 or send us a message using our contact form.