Should I buy cheap tyres?

By Julia Freeman

You need to buy car tyres, but you’re on a tight budget – what should you do? Are you better off continuing to drive in your current worn or damaged tyres while you save up for a premium brand such as Pirelli or Bridgestone? Or should you opt for budget brand tyres instead?

Searching for tyres online

The first thing we need to tell you is never to drive on tyres that you know are compromised in any way. Once tyres reach their minimum tread depth, they don’t grip the road as well as they should. And that means your car will take much longer to come to a stop when you brake. You could even lose control completely in wet or icy conditions. A damaged tyre could result in a blowout, which no driver ever wants to experience.

Buying new tyres when money is tight

Years of experience tell us that slow punctures and damaged sidewalls never happen at a convenient time. Tyres aren’t cheap to replace, but the expense always seems to come along just at the wrong time. Maybe it’s the end of the month when funds are running low, or you’ve just paid out for an expensive holiday. But when it comes down to it, those tyres are all that’s keeping you and your passengers safe, so saving money isn’t the primary concern.
With tyres, as with so many things in life, you get what you pay for. However, every single tyre stocked by Protyre conforms to rigid safety standards. So whatever price band you go for – premium, mid-range or budget – you’ll get the very best quality for the price you pay. Budget brands won’t last as long as more expensive options and you might experience a little more road noise than you’ve been accustomed to. But you can rest assured that a budget tyre will be absolutely fit for purpose.

Book with Protyre

You don’t even have to leave home to find out how much a budget tyre for your vehicle will cost. Using our handy search tool, you can input your car registration and we’ll show you all the available options. Or input the details of the tyre you want to replace, using the code embossed on its sidewall, or printed in the vehicle handbook.
Our easy-check system lets you compare brands, check prices and view features for every single tyre we have in stock for your car, at a garage near you. It even shows how soon we can fit it for you. You can book right there and then, with same day fitting available in most cases.
But that’s not all. If you’re still not sure whether or not to go ahead and replace your current tyres, we’re here to give you peace of mind, completely free of charge! Book our free tyre check and we’ll inspect your tyres thoroughly. Our expert fitters will give their honest opinion, with absolutely no obligation for you to make a purchase – because your safety is our priority.

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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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