having the right tyres

What Having The Right Tyres Gives You

Car safety is of the upmost important

Whether you’re planning your next road trip, wanting to finally change out those old and tired tyres or you just want more performance, changing to a higher class of tyres will serve you well. But you can’t just look for ‘better’ tyres. Good luck searching that up in Google and finding what you are looking for. Everyone says they have the best tyres. Every brand will feed you what you want to hear, but if you actually search for tyres that have great performance for your driving style, your vehicle type and the distances you travel each year, you might be able to find the truly best tyre for your specific needs. Having the right tyres is so important.

Having The Right Tyres For the Type of Vehicle

If you have a lighter car and you want performance, then you should go for a high-performance tyre. This will be slimmer, with less rubber and it’s made for usually about 10-15,000 miles. Sometimes even less than that. But they give you lots of grips, feedback and control.

If you have a normal family car and you just want it to do a bit of everything. Then you need a good pair of all-season tyres. You can choose the type of thickness you want but you should go for the standard 2-inches but invest in rubber that won’t wear easily. These tyres can last up to 15-20,000 miles pretty well.

If you have a multi-purpose vehicle like a 4×4 then you need a pair of all-seasons which are also run-flats. So if you ever get a puncture while driving over gravel or something along those lines, you can still drive a maximum of 40-50mph to the nearest garage or to your home.

Tread Patterns and Their Meaning

Take a look at a tyre specialist website like https://www.ozzytyres.com.au/ where you can check out the myriad of different treads. The general rule of thumb is, the more horizontal the tread is, the lesser speeds it is designed for. It’s going to be more designed for grip and slow to medium driving, which is what you want if you live in a rainy part of the world.

Treads that go in opposite directions of one another on the two sides of the tyres, they are designed for sports vehicles. The tread will give great grip during cornering but because of this tread pattern you can see uneven wear and tear on the tyre. 

For treads that are more vertical, these are designed for all-weathers, with the attempt at washing away rainwater and dirt, out of the path of the tyre treads. 

Tread depth 

It’s usually a good idea to have your tread depth no less than 1.6mm. This is quite bald and can result in a lack of response and handling. You should aim for 8-9mm of tread, almost 1cm if you can. 

The right tyres will give you grip in all weathers, last for at least 20,000 miles and suit your driving style so they don’t wear away too easily.

Lot of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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