How to Buy the Best Tyres for your Car

Make sure you always buy the best tyres for your car,

You stand there, looking at the range of car tyres on offer. And there are plenty. Do you buy a Michelin, or a Bridgestone, or a Pirelli? Seriously, it’s not an easy decision to make. There are so many different styles, tread patterns, sizes, compounds, and making head and tail of the performance statistics can be a little like doing a fiendish Sudoku… you get so far and then get lost. So what are the best tyres for your car?

On my travels I see plenty of vehicles with the wrong car tyres. It makes me cringe. I see some cars with expensive car tyres that are unnecessary, and others where safety appears to have been of no concern to the owner. So here are my tips on how to make sure you buy the best tyres for your car:

Think about the car you’re driving

If you’ve got a high performance car, or a large, powerful engine, you’ll need to have car tyres that are suitable to the power. Smaller and more economic engines don’t need the same grip to work with the lesser traction when you put your foot on the accelerator or brake pedals.

A bonus tip here is to upgrade your spare. Most new cars today only supply a space saver spare tyre. This is okay to drive a few kilometres before you can buy a new tyre, but you never know where the next tyre shop will be.

Think about how you drive

This might be the one consideration that most people give no thought. How you drive is a big determinant as to car tyre wear and tear. A friend of mine has two identical cars – one for him and one for his wife. His tyres last twice as long as hers. She drives faster and brakes harder.

He kept complaining about the tyre wear, so we suggested a change. The tyres are a little more expensive, but his wife drives several thousand more kilometres on them than she did on her old ones. My friend keeps telling me that he owes me a schooner or two to say thanks.

Think about the road conditions

I could easily have spoken about the weather here, and I’d be right to do so, but the weather and road conditions are interlinked.  All weather tyres will cover you through all seasons and in the torrential rain we sometimes suffer here. Or, if you want to up your on-road performance you might decide to change your car tyres as the weather changes and the road conditions alter.

Think about your budget

I’ve deliberately put this as the last of my tips on how to buy the right car tyres. Unfortunately, most people think about their budget first without regard to getting the best and safest tyres for their car and style of driving. It’s decision making the wrong way round.

Always think about your car, driving style, and conditions in which you do most of your driving before thinking about cost. You’ll find that your choice will be less bewildering, and that there will be car tyres to suit your budget and ensure your safety.

Call us today on 3375 3566, and we’ll be happy to discuss your car tyres with you. We’ll make sure that you get the best for you, and that you don’t overstretch your budget. It’s kind of our mission in life!

Keeping your family and fleet safely on the road,

Kevin and Darra Team

About the Author

Kevin has been at the forefront of the tyre industry for over 20 years. Kevin's speciality is in industrial and commercial tyres including the management and upkeep of fleets. Kevin has worked with vehicles his whole career from painting, mechanical, suspension and panel beating he has also spent time in the Australia Army as a driver. He has driven all size of vehicles throughout his career so understands the demands placed on drivers.