Cost effectiveness of higher grade tyres

By Mariana Saenzpardo

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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We stock premium brands, such as; Pirelli and Bridgestone plus more affordable mid-range brands, including; Falken and Sumitomo.
But which is the most cost-effective choice for your car? The answer may surprise you.

Premium or Budget?

Choosing the right tyres for your vehicle can seem daunting. After all, the price differential between budget and premium rubber can equal the cost of a second set of tyres.
If your budget will only stretch to budget tyres then choose the best you can afford. Do not buy part-worn tyres, they are dangerous and are not worth the risk! It’s worth remembering that your tyres are one of the most important safety factors on your car and that choosing the right ones can make a huge difference to performance.

Benefits of premium tyres

Premium tyres are high performance
When you opt for premium tyres, you’re buying into the same research and development used to create high-performance racing tyres. They’re rigorously tested by professional drivers to ensure they live up to meticulous performance standards. And they’ll handle better whether you’re driving in blazing sun or pouring rain.
Premium tyres are safer
Tyre experts agree that premium tyres are safer than budget tyres. That’s down to the superior compounds that deliver better grip in wet conditions. Look out for an A rating for wet weather braking when choosing tyres as this is the best indication as to their performance in tough conditions. In fact, stopping distances can be up to 18m shorter than budget F rated tyres. Premium tyres are also tested for steering precision and aquaplaning resistance.
Premium tyres are quieter and more fuel-efficient
Looking for a quiet and comfortable ride that combines high performance with greater fuel efficiency? A-rated premium tyres can save you up to 80 litres of fuel a year and they’ll reduce your carbon footprint by reducing emissions. Plus they give a quieter ride that helps to reduce noise pollution. Check the EU tyre label for information on the tyres you’re considering.
Premium tyres last longer
Yes, the initial outlay may be higher, but the superior compounds, tread patterns and manufacturing processes used to make premium tyres means that they wear more slowly. In turn, that means you’ll replace your tyres far less frequently while enjoying all the performance benefits of premium tyres for longer.

Are higher grade tyres really more cost-effective?

Yes, they are. Not only are premium tyres potential lifesavers, but they offer better performance and fuel efficiency, making them more cost-effective in the long run.
Premium tyre manufacturers, including; Pirelli, Bridgestone and Michelin invest millions in developing more effective tread patterns and better rubber compounds to meet all your driving requirements, whatever the conditions. Premium tyres are usually fitted as original equipment so it makes sense to replace like for like when you need new rubber.

Make savings on your premium tyres at Protyre

If you’re not sure whether you need new tyres, why not book in for a free tyre check with our tyre professionals. Or use the intuitive search engine here on our website to make savings on premium tyres for your car.

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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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