• New Car Tyres

    How often do you think about car tyres? For the majority of people, it isn't a topic that often enters their thoughts. That is until something happens to their current tyres and they have to buy some new ones. Picture the scene: you've just dragged yourself out of bed, you've had your shower, put on your clothes and are now picking up the post - bills, bills and more bills. With a sigh you place them on the kitchen table for later - right now you're more concerned with buttering your toast and making some coffee.

    Today car tyre manufactures continue to increase prices blaming everything from increasing gas price and rubber prices. For sure, you don't want to end up getting cheap tyres and you do not really need the best tyre in the market. However, you surely want tyres that have a good rating, good traction rating and can handle water decent. There are a few ways on saving money when purchasing car tyres. Read on to know the how to get the best available deal.

    Tyres are the only components that get in contact with the road surface and hence they are very critical to the performance, safety and efficiency of your car. Tyre failures can prove to be quite fatal and hence you need to make sure to keep a regular check on your performance car tyres. Although most vehicle tyres are designed to provide similar kind of performance for a specific duration, tyre wear and tear in terms of braking and traction ability is very common. Therefore, irrespective of the manufacturer's warranty or guarantee on performance car tyres, you have to replace the tyres at first signs of wear and tear.

    When purchasing new tyres, a person should base the final decision on the balance between two elements: finding the cheapest alternative or acquiring the best price of the desired product. The ideal model should meet or surpass the performance and safety capacities of the original tyres and also suit the car type and size of the wheels. Other criterions to consider are the types of tyres which suit each person's driving fancy, such as all-seasons, performance and heavy load tyres. The tyres in the first category are very reasonably priced and enable the vehicle to operate at a modest level in all types of weather. The second category encompasses stylish and performance enhancing tyres, designed to give more power on the road. The last category includes long-lasting tyres equipped with heavy weight capacity.

    You will also need to take climatic conditions into account when purchasing new car tyres. If you live in an area where snow is normal in winter, or where ice forms on the road on a regular basis, then you should consider getting special winter tyres. These have a much deeper tread and larger surface that helps the tyres grip the road in such conditions and reduces the likelihood of slipping and sliding. Tyres are classified into three main categories; the speed rating, the size and the load index. High performance tyres are those that give more speed, but they do not grip the road as well. The load index tells you what weight vehicle that the tyre can support, while the size refers to the diameter and width of the tyre. It also takes into account the ratio of one to the other.