Buy SUV and 4x4 tyres online

By Julia Freeman

Tyres are one of the few things that are easier to examine online than by wandering around a shop. When you look at our 4x4 tyres online you have a vast catalogue at your fingertips and can easily compare their specifications, prices and performance. We have made it easy, but there are still a few things to bear in mind.


Check the small print

It is not that small; it is in big letters on your tyre sidewalls, but it is still easy to miss. Tyre size is important – you should check your car manual for the correct size, but you can also type your registration number into our online app which will then find the tyres with the recommended dimensions. Similarly, make sure your new tyres have the minimum speed and load ratings specified by the car maker. Higher rated tyres are fine, lower are not.
Most recent tyres also display EU ratings on their sidewalls. These tell you things like the tyre’s effect on fuel efficiency, road noise, and how well it performs in bad weather.
Tyres are usually sold in pairs because having matching tyres on opposite sides keeps the vehicle's behaviour properly balanced. If you need to replace just one damaged tyre, ask our tyre professionals if it will adequately balance the surviving tyre. Some tyre mismatches can be positively dangerous (and even illegal).

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Consider your budget

4x4 tyres are often grouped into three rough price brackets; budget, mid-range and premium. It is worth remembering that cheap tyres aren’t always the cheapest in the long run. They may wear out sooner or increase your consumption of fuel. Although not every premium tyre is optimised for high mileage (some are designed for superb handling) years of experience tell us that 4x4 tyres from respected brands like Pirelli and Bridgestone are always likely to provide better value for money in the long run. This is especially true if your 4x4 tyres are likely to be used off-road or to tow a trailer.

Think about use

Most 4x4 tyres undergo more rigorous driving experiences than their standard counterparts. When you look at tyres online, consider carefully what you plan to use them for. If you are going to drive off-road in mud, then choose chunky off-road tyres. If you are going to carry a lot of weight, choose a very durable XL. Similarly, if you expect to drive through a lot of bad weather, then you should be considering a set of winter or all-season tyres. Research is crucial for a pleasant and safe driving experience.

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If you are thinking about replacing your 4x4 tyres but aren't sure where to start, our friendly experts at Protyre are here to assist. We invite you to book a free tyre check online or give us a call if you want to discuss your tyres in more detail. We have a network of garages around the country, and our mechanics will be more than happy to advise.

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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Retail Marketing for Protyre and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to make sure Protyre is more than just a local garage.
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