Tyre selection made easy by the experts

Load rating, speed rating, Summer, Winter, All Season, Run-flat, Non-run-flat? Selecting the correct tyres for your vehicle can be confusing at the best of times but don’t panic, Protyre are here to help! Our handy guides below offer a variety of solutions to tyre-selection dilemmas and provide answers to a range technical tyre-related questions.

Are value car tyres safe?

When we’re buying a new or used car, most of us spend hours browsing websites and poring over magazine reviews in order to select the best vehicle for our needs. But how many of us put the same amount of thought into buying tyres?
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Do I need Premium tyres?

Tyres are the only part of your car that is actually in contact with the road surface, so they are essential to your safety. You need to make sure your tyres have enough tread and that they are kept at the right pressures. But how much difference does the brand of tyre you fit to your car make?
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Do my car tyres need to match?

At Protyre, we recommend fitting the same type of tyre on all four wheels of your car. Having tyres of the same size, tread pattern, speed rating and load index will help to optimise the safety and performance of your vehicle. Drive with four mismatching tyres and you’re a danger to yourself and other road users.
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How often you should budget for new tyres

There’s no doubt that even budget tyres can punch a hole in your wallet. However, with careful driving and regular maintenance, you can prolong the lifespan of your tyres.
 
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Should I get manufacturer recommended tyres?

When you buy a brand new car, it will have been fitted with tyres chosen by the manufacturer. But do you really need to replace them with exactly the same make and model of tyres?
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Should tyres be replaced in pairs?

There comes a time when your tyres need replacing through wear and tear or damage. If only a single tyre suffers a puncture or shows signs of bulging or cracking, it’s tempting to replace just the affected tyre.
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The benefit of all season tyres

Cars are almost always shipped from the factory with “summer tyres”. This isn’t just a vote of confidence in the British weather; summer tyres offer a good balance of price, performance and durability.
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Best mid-range tyres

The best tyres that you can buy will always depend on your vehicle and your driving routines. Remember that although buying a full set of new tyres can be a substantial outlay, it is also an opportunity to improve your driving experience.
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Best Snow Tyres

As the climate changes and our weather becomes more unpredictable, it makes more sense than ever to invest in winter or snow tyres. With the UK grinding to a halt whenever snow falls, why not keep yourself on the road with a full set of dedicated snow tyres fitted by our tyre professionals?
 
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Cheap new tyres

At Protyre, our tyre professionals are standing by to help you choose the best new tyres from brands including Falken, Sumitomo and Bridgestone. These are just some of the ranges available that combine great features with an affordable price.
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Discount Tyres

If you’re shopping for discount tyres, Protyre can help. We have thousands of discounted tyres from brands including Sumitomo, Pirelli and Bridgestone.
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Best budget tyres

Buying a new set of tyres always sounds as though it will be an expensive business but this doesn’t have to be the case.
 
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How much should four new tyres cost?

Having a new set of tyres fitted on your car sounds quite a big deal, but it can be achieved without breaking the bank. So, what tyres are available and how much should you spend on a new set of tyres?
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Best 4x4 tyres

Customers are sometimes confused regarding the difference between 4-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD).
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Tyre Comparison

You probably don’t give a great deal of thought to your vehicle’s tyres on a day-to-day basis. Yet it’s your tyres that help to keep you and other road users safe.
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What Are Reinforced Tyres?

Reinforced tyres are usually marked “XL” or “Extra Load”. They are often similar in price to standard versions of the same tyre, so some people wonder what the differences are.
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5 things you need to know when buying new tyres

Whether you are looking to switch to some winter tyres as the seasons change or you need to replace some tyres that are approaching the end of their useful life, the following are 5 things you need to know.
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Commonly asked questions when buying new tyres

Buying new tyres can seem a little intimidating, especially if it is the first time you have had to replace them since buying your car.
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Cost effectiveness of higher grade tyres

Is it time to replace your car tyres? You’ll find there’s a huge range to choose from at Protyre to suit every make and model.
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Environmentally friendly tyres

Sustainability is a key concern these days and tyre manufacturers are taking note. Manufacturers such as Bridgestone are taking steps to end the use of fossil fuel products in favour of creating fully sustainable tyres.
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How tyres are made

It’s no exaggeration to say that tyres made cars possible. Imagine trying to run cars without them!
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What tyres does BMW recommend?

Which tyres are most suitable for your vehicle depends on a number of factors, including how often you use it, in what conditions, for what purpose, the type of vehicle (i.e. passenger car, van, or 4x4) and your budget.
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What tyres does Audi recommend?

Occasionally, car manufacturers work with tyre manufacturers to ensure that both dovetail together for maximum performance.
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What tyres does Ford recommend?

The tyres that are best for your Ford are determined by a number of factors including the type of vehicle, how often you use it (and in what conditions) and, of course, your budget.
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