Choosing a new set of tyres can seem a daunting task with what may appear to be an endless range of options, promises, promotions and other factors to consider, especially if tyres aren’t something you know a lot about!
Replacing tyres can also be an unwanted expense on top of other cost of living pressures, so ensuring you make the right choice for your vehicle and lifestyle is as essential for your back pocket as for your vehicle’s performance and safety on the road.
Here are a few key pointers to help you get to grips with things to consider when choosing the best tyres for your vehicle…
Tyres are the only thing between your vehicle and the road so making sure the tyres you choose are safe should always be a priority. Vitora tyres are safety certified to global standards, giving you peace of mind that they are ready to take you wherever you need to go. Grip, traction, braking and handling on both wet and dry roads are all very important features of a tyre’s safety profile.
Features to fit the terrain
A great deal of research, development and testing by tyre manufacturers goes into delivering specific ranges of tyres that are designed and constructed to perform optimally on the terrain and in the environments they are required to take on. For example, if your vehicle is a 4×4 and you’re going to be doing a lot of off-roading, choose a tyre that has the necessary features for off-road conditions such as deep tread grooves which ensure superior self-cleaning ability and prolonged tyre life.
Size, speed and load ratings
A reputable tyre dealer will be able to choose a tyre that is the right size for your vehicle along with it having the right speed and load ratings. This information should also be easily located in your vehicle’s owner’s manual as specified by the manufacturer. A tyre’s load rating is the maximum load the tyre is designed to carry at speed, while the speed rating is the maximum speed the tyre is designed to operate at while carrying or towing the heaviest permitted load.
Rolling resistance and fuel efficiency
When it comes to going the extra mile, most of us want the best bang for our buck, which is why rolling resistance is something to look for when choosing a tyre. It’s generally considered that the lower the tyre’s rolling resistance, the better the fuel efficiency — so this is another one to look out for.
Don’t go it alone – there’s a dealer who can help!
Conveniently located throughout Australia, Tyrepower’s network of dealers are Vitora experts and offer a wide range of professional tyre services including helping you choose and fit the best tyres for your vehicle, your budget and other requirements.