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Your whole car is very important, but some things are more important than others. Apart from the brakes which are the things you should always check on your car, it is very important to know a thing or two about tyres, such as when you should replace your tyres, how many of them you should replace and how to choose the best tyres for your own vehicle, as not all of them are the same. 

Spending some time on carefully selecting the right tyres for your car will result not only in better functionality of your car but also in safety and comfort as well. Without further ado, take a look at some tips that can help you choose the right tyres for your car:

First things first

First things first, let’s take a look at a couple of things that you should know before you start selecting the right tyres for yourself. One of the most frequently asked questions is connected to the time when you should replace your tyres, as plenty of people do not actually know when it is time for a replacement. Here, it’s important to know what a tread depth is. Most tyre manufacturers started imprinting tread wear indicators that will tell you when the tyre has become worn out. 

For example, when you see that the tread depth dropped below 3mm, consider changing your tyre. This means that you should check all 4 tyres on your car at the same time, and change as many as you have to. If you are lucky enough, all of your tyres will have to be replaced at the same time.

Types based on quality and price

There are three different types of tyre categories based on the quality and the price. Bear in mind that the higher the quality, the more expensive the tyre is, but this is definitely something you do not want to save money on. Premium tyres, will, for example, last for a longer period of time and will give you an amazing driving experience. Since these might be the most expensive, it would be a good idea to use any perks that you might have, such as buying tyres with zip money as this will give you more time to pay for the tyres and you won’t be actually feeling that you spent that amount of money. 

On the other hand, you can also opt for mid-range tyres which are actually of very good value in comparison to their price. If you are using your car on a daily basis and you are constantly commuting, mid-range tyres can also be an amazing option. Lastly, there are budget tyres which you can get in case there is no better option for you. Know that these are not very high-quality and you will have to replace them sooner than the others.

The size of the tyre

All tyres have dimensions printed or marked on the side, and this is the size that you should refer to when buying tyres. You can also calculate t he dimensions of the tyre if you want to double-check and be 100% sure. Bear in mind that the function of the tyre is to carry the weight of the car and its passengers, so purchase a tyre that has the same load index as the original tyre that came with the car. This is also something that will come in handy when speed is concerned (as the speed index also plays a significant role).

Seasonal tyres

Finally, it is important to make a difference between summer and winter tyres. If you are living in a country that has all 4 seasons (especially summer and winter), you have to own at least one pair of each type of tyres, as you cannot use summer tyres in winter and vice versa as it can be quite dangerous, especially when it’s snowing or raining heavily. This might be an expensive option, but think about it prior to buying a car. 

You should also know that once the temperature drops below 7°C, summer tyres lose all their features and you should consider installing winter ones, regardless of the presence or absence of snow. On the contrary, if you live someplace where the weather is mild, you will be fine with summer tyres only.

The choice of tyres might seem quite unimportant, especially for amateurs, but this is something that can affect not only the comfort of your drive but your safety as well. This is why it is always important to pay special attention to the type of tyre you are buying for your car.