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The Truth About Budget Tyres – 5 Tips You Should Not Miss

By April 23, 2023Guest Post

Whether you are predominantly a motorway driver who commutes on the M1 or M40, both of which pass through Buckinghamshire, of course, or someone who spends most of their time in town centre traffic, in places like Northampton, Richmond or Milton Keynes, you should opt for the best tyres you can afford. Whether you need to change your tyres because of a blowout or because they’ve worn down sufficiently, it can be tempting to choose the cheapest available models. This isn’t always the best from a driving perspective, nor from the point of view of cost-effectiveness, however.

The same is true all over the country, from Newcastle to Newton Abbot and from Berkshire to Buckinghamshire because the budget tyre market is pretty much the same wherever you happen to be. If you want to replace your car tyres without breaking the bank, you can always go for budget tyres in Buckinghamshire at Broadway Autocentres where there are also many premium brands on sale. Check for deals and promotions wherever you buy from, so you obtain the best set of tyres you can afford. Here’s what you should know about budget tyre brands in the meantime.

1. Lifespan

To begin with, budget tyres will typically wear out at a faster rate than their premium counterparts. Consequently, you will face the need for more frequent replacements if you choose to buy budget tyres each time. Their design means they are less resistant to punctures, cuts and general wear and tear. As a result, while the initial asking price for budget tyres may be lower, over time, the long-term costs are likely to end up being higher. That said, you can buy a budget tyre to replace a premium one that has punctured so that all of your tyres will then be ready to exchange at a similar time down the line.

2. Carbon Footprint

While this may not be immediately apparent to many British motorists, it is fair to say that budget tyres tend to have a higher carbon footprint. Why? This is partly down to the fact that their lower lifespan results in more frequent replacements. As a result, there is increased tyre waste that’s generated from this approach. Additionally, their lower fuel efficiency will necessarily contribute to higher carbon emissions for each mile they’re driven on.

3. Fuel Efficiency

As mentioned, budget tyres can contribute significantly to a vehicle’s fuel economy. Premium tyres are designed with advanced technology. This can help to minimise rolling resistance, thereby boosting fuel economy. On the other hand, budget tyres are less likely to incorporate such technology, leading to increased fuel consumption even if you keep them pumped up diligently. Over time, the money you might have saved purchasing budget tyres could end up being outweighed by the extra cost spent on fuel, depending on how far you tend to drive behind the wheel.

4. Road Handling

For some, premium tyres are all about their road handling. There is no doubt that the quality of tyres significantly affects any car’s overall performance. Of course, budget tyres often offer less responsive handling but this won’t necessarily matter to you if you are not planning on racing around the country’s road network. What might, though, is the compromised ride comfort that cheaper tyres tend to offer. Although they may not handle cornering as well as premium tyres, all budget tyres have to function to a minimum safety standard and deal with both wet and dry road conditions.

5. Part-Worn Tyres

By far the cheapest way to replace tyres is to go for part-worn ones. New budget tyres are still more likely to offer you the value for money you are seeking, though. This is because part-worn tyres typically don’t last very long even if you buy them with a leading brand name stamped into the sidewall.

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