Spend More for Better Tyres


Most motorists do not think about their tyres unless it’s time to replace them. The average driver is more concerned about fuel prices, road tax and parking charges, along with servicing costs. When it comes to tyres, most car owners happily settle for the cheapest ones possible. Apart from influencing a car’s handling, tyres could mean the difference between a collision and being able to stop in time. Cheap and shoddy tyres are a disease.

Tyres are important because they’re the only connection between your car and the road. The size of an average tyre’s contact patch (the portion of the tyre that’s constantly in contact with the road) is the size of the palm of your hand. That contact patch has to provide grip and cut through water, among other things. That’s why you can’t compromise on tyres.

Mixing tyres is another no-no. Because every tyre model is different, using a combination of brands will give mixed, rather than consistent performance. That’s scary. One of the worst things you can do is not change your tyres when they get worn.

It doesn’t matter what type of driver you are. Tyres are a matter of life and death. Get a decent set from a reputable brand to ensure your safety and that of your family.

Read the full story at Torque.


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