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.

What tyres are available?

You will no doubt be aware that there are a huge range of tyres available and at an equally diverse range of prices. Tyres tend to fall into three categories: Premium, budget, and mid-range. As suggested by the names, these are categorised according to quality and cost. The different types will suit different drivers, levels of usage, in addition to varying budgets.


These carry a more significant price tag but are designed to endure a variety of conditions and demanding driving. Premium brands include; Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Continental. Premium tyres are probably the best option for motorists who do a lot of long-distance driving, track driving, or off-road driving.


Mid-range tyres fit (cost and quality-wise) in between premium and budget tyres. They are more durable than budget options but not quite at the level of premium in terms of performance and durability. However, they do have the advantage of being cheaper than premium tyres.


If you need to change your tyres urgently, but you are short of cash, then budget tyres are a good way to tide you over. They can also be a good choice for drivers who only use their vehicle for small local journeys or for second cars that don’t get much use.

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What am I sacrificing by opting for budget tyres?

In opting for budget tyres, you will sacrifice durability and quality and they may not last as long as their premium or mid-range counterparts. So, it is important to work out whether they will save you money in the long-term if you have to change them regularly. Budget tyres will still meet minimum safety standards.

What are some of the best budget tyres available?

Sumitomo is a great brand its classed as a Mid-range brand but priced towards the budget end so you can grab yourself a new tyre at a great price and get all the quality you would expect of a Mid-range tyre.
Sumitomo BC100
The Sumitomo BC100 is an excellent-quality tyre at a budget price. Its pattern, compound and construction are all optimised for safety and performance.
At Protyre, we have qualified fitters who will be able to help you in choosing and, of course, fitting tyres to your vehicle. We are a network of local garages so there is sure to be one not far from you. To find your nearest Protyre garage, why not use the search function here on our website today?

You can also use the website to book a free tyre check where you can discuss your tyre needs with one of our expert technicians.

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