An Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Right Tyres for Your Car

If you’re thinking of buying or upgrading tyre for your car, but you’re not sure what would suit you the best, this guide is for you.

The most widely used tyres are standard tyres. However, there are high-performance tyres other than all-terrain or all-weather tyres. Confused yet?

Just go through the rest to get a complete idea on the most common types of tyres around.

Standard tyres

Standard or stock tyres are the ordinary tyres you’ll find on most cars. These tyres are built for longevity purpose only with no other frills attached.

  • Pros

They provide affordability and lasts long enough under moderate usage. If you’re more a value-for-money person, these tyres are perfect for you. Standard tyres are widely available at all local garages. Tyreman Merthyr, a reputed licensed garage sells almost all types of tyres including stock ones. They also provide services like wheel balancing, alignment and tyre fitting in Merthyr Tydfil.

  • Cons

These tyres don’t fare well when it comes to performance and handling under poor road conditions. Under adverse weather conditions, standard tyres aren’t your safe bet. These easily lose traction and provide weak performance under heavy snowfall or rain. You must upgrade to performance tyres to get the best out of your tyres.

Performance tyres

As the name implies, they’re built for performing. Performance tyres are mostly used in sports cars and luxury sedans to ensure an optimum grip on the tarmac.

  • Pros

These tyres enhance your car’s controls at high speeds, at turns and in braking. If you want to upgrade your regular stock tyres for enhanced performance, go for performance tyres. The difference will impossible to not notice.

  • Cons

Performance tyres come with their share of drawbacks as well. They’re pretty expensive and might overkill if don’t provide the necessary performance for your car. Performance tyres are more like a high-grade assembled computer. Only putting on a performance tyre won’t work; you need to up your vehicle’s other components as well to feel your desired results.

All-terrain tyres

These tyres are meant for larger vehicles like trucks which often goes off-road on rough terrains.

  • Pros

All-terrain tyres are designed to ‘conquer’ all types of terrain. Some even hold the ability to handle extreme poor conditions like muddy roads or desert regions.

  • Cons

These tyres don’t perform well on city roads. Plus, all-terrain tyres don’t last long under higher speeds. Moreover, they’re quite expensive than your regular tyres. So if you’re spending most of the time within the city, you should avoid buying them.

All-weather tyres

“Even if Mother Nature tries to throw any ‘weather’, your tyres will outlast it”, says Steve, an automobile expert. He was speaking of all-weather tyres meant for ample performance in almost all weather conditions – from dry to snow or even mud-covered roads. If you can shell out a few shillings, you should upgrade to all-weather tyres and run them through a couple of years at least.

  • Pros

These tyres offer a worry-free solution to most drivers. It has enough tyre tread depth negate aquaplaning, perform well in snowy roads and grip firmly on dry tarmac too.

  • Cons

These are expensive. They can handle moderate snow, but in extreme icy roads, they don’t provide the desired performance.

Following this guide, every driver will be equipped with basic knowledge before they decide to buy or upgrade their existing vehicle tyres.

For a bit more of a helping hand, it is always advisable to let the professionals fit the tyres onto your car. It can be a DIY, but, if you really want the tyres to last more than a couple of years, refer to a mobile tyre fitting in Merthyr Tydfil.