How To Choose The Right Tyre For Your Car

By Mariana Saenzpardo

Finding the right tyre for your vehicle and your driving needs can seem like a huge task because of the vast range of tyres available. There are a few things to bear in mind when picking new ones for your vehicle.

How to choose the right tyre

Finding the right tyre for your vehicle and your driving needs can seem like a huge task because of the vast range of tyres available. There are a few things to bear in mind when picking new ones for your vehicle.

Firstly, you'll need to know your vehicle's tyre size, which can be found on the wall of your tyre or in your vehicle's handbook. This tells you the wide of the tyre in millimetres; the ratio of the tyre's width to height; the diameter of the rim; the maximum load that each tyre can support; and the maximum speed at which the tyre can carry a load. So if your tyre's numbers are 167/40R 12 79 H. The 167 is the tyre width; 40 is the ratio; R stands for radial; 12 is the diameter of the wheel rim in inches; 79 is the load index; and H means the maximum speed rating is 130.

Once you are armed with your tyre size, you need to consider the quality of tyre you need. All tyres sold in the UK meet strict safety standards, but a top-quality tyre will last longer and provide a better driving experience than a budget one. Companies offering premium tyres, such as Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli, have invested heavily in research, design and technology to provide a quality tyre with improved stopping distances, better fuel economy, great grip - particularly in wet conditions - and lower noise levels. If you drive many miles, these are certainly the type of tyres to consider. Mid-range tyres, such as Firestone or Yokohama, are also great value for money and have a long life-span. Budget tyres perform well in try weather but are unlikely to last as long as the premium brands or perform as well in wet or wintry weather.

Most people will use the same tyres throughout the year, but it could be worth considering buying winter or all-season tyres for maximum performance. All-season tyres have been developed to perform well in regions with moderate climates and wet winters. They will work better on wintry roads than a summer tyre and mean you do not have to swap tyres for the changing seasons. Winter tyres do not harden at low temperatures, unlike summer tyres, so have a firmer grip on the road during cold or icy weather. At Protyre garages we can advise you on the best brand and type of tyres for your vehicle.

We Can Help You Choose The Right Tyre

Tyres are essential for keeping your car safe and performing at its best, but with so many options out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That's where our informative articles come in – we're here to help you navigate the world of tyres and make the best choice for your specific needs.

Whether you're considering upgrading to Premium car tyres for enhanced driving dynamics, run flat car tyres for added peace of mind, or trying to decide between summer car tyres and winter car tyres, Protyre can help. Our articles have got you covered with a wide range of tyre-related topics to help you make informed decisions.

The brand you choose matters too. We offer recommendations for trusted names such as BF Goodrich tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Continental tyres, Dunlop tyres, Falken tyres, General tyres, Goodyear tyres, GT Radial tyres , Hankook tyres, Michelin tyres, Pirelli tyres, Runway tyres, Sumitomo tyres, and Toyo tyres. But our articles don't just focus on choosing the right tyres – we also offer practical advice for maintaining them. From simple tips like checking your tread depth and keeping your tyres inflated to the proper pressure, to more advanced topics like extending tyre life through regular rotation and balancing - we've got you covered!
Dive in and discover everything you need to know to keep your car running smoothly and safely with Protyre.

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By Mariana Saenzpardo
Mariana is a Digital Marketing Specialist for Protyre who is also responsible for the running of our Protyre website.
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