What Type of Tyres Do I Need?
The type of tyres you have fitted to your car have very important performance implications, implications which you certainly shouldn’t ignore if you want to get the most out of your tyres. So, depending on the particular conditions you will be driving in, and of course your budget, you will want to choose the optimal tread pattern and rubber compound for your driving goals.
In this article, we’ll cover the four key types of tyres offered here at Munster Tyres, detailing their various benefits, and why you might opt for one over another.
Many motorists might not think that tyres are anything more than rings of rubber attached to your wheel. For such motorists, opting for a very high specification tyre may not be necessary, since the perceivable difference in performance may be negligible. That doesn’t mean the difference isn’t there though.
Given that regular tyres will be created from a cheaper rubber compound than their race-ready cousins, regular tyres are likely to mean: less favourable stopping distances, less traction and, ultimately, lower fuel efficiency. That said, it should be kept in mind that regular tyres come at a much lower price point, and still offer a great level of performance proportionate to their value.
For the discerning driver, or for those who simply love to push their vehicle to the limit, performance tyres are probably the best option. The boosts you will receive in things such as braking distances and traction through corners will make your driving experience much safer, and the ability to handle higher speeds and mileage will mean they will last a great deal longer.
Finally, given that performance tyres will get the most out of your engine’s capabilities, your performance tyres will afford you greater fuel efficiency too, meaning that you might end up saving money in the long run if you tend to consistently drive in an uneconomical fashion.
Like performance tyres, winter tyres have a specific function. Namely, winter tyres work best in temperatures below 7℃, unlike regular tyres, which work better once they’ve had a chance to warm up. Winter tyres achieve their greater traction in the cold thanks to the fact that they’re partly constructed from silica, and because they’re more complex tread pattern allows for better grip on slippery surfaces.
If you’re looking for high quality tyres but your bank account can’t quite stretch to performance tyres, part-worn tyres are an excellent way to go. The second hand offerings here at Munster Tyres have all been tested thoroughly to ensure they meet all the necessary safety regulations, so you don’t have to skimp on quality.
Munster Tyres and Servicing have been a leading provider of tyres and car servicing to the Fulham and North London areas for 40 years. Our team of experienced professionals are experts when it comes to providing and installing winter tyres of exceptional quality. For more information, contact our friendly team today.