If you’re in the market to buy new tyres but aren’t sure whether standard, run-flat, or performance tyres are best for your car, then this guide is just what you need. We’ll also give you some helpful tyre safety info, so when it comes time to replace them, all you have to do is check out our range of quality road tyres at great prices.
In spite of being a very small part of the vehicle, tyres have a huge impact on performance and fuel economy. When you’re driving, all your power is transmitted to tyres which are in contact with the road surface. In order to get more grip, some cars come fitted with alloy wheels as they have lesser weight than steel wheels (they also reduce unsprung weight). But if you want something more than alloy wheels, then there are options like Run Flat Tyres or Electronic Tyres where cars can still move even after puncture/damage because their sidewalls are tough enough to remain inflated for some time. This way driver can safely reach the nearest garage for help.
Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Tyre?
Your tyres are one of the most important parts of your car. Tyres are designed to keep your car on the road, provide grip and steer you through corners. But what about potholes? Debris? And excess heat from brakes or engines that can damage them? And it’s no secret they don’t last forever. Shall we help you find the answer to your tyre-related question?
Or, if you’ve already booked your vehicle to be fitted with a set of new 24hr Tyres Wolverhampton by an expert mechanic, you can even book your next service with us too, saving yourself time and money.
What Are Tyres?
A tyre (or tyre ) is a ring-shaped covering that fits around the rim of a wheel on certain types of vehicles. The word is an abbreviated form of the phrase “tyre tread” and refers to the grooves designed into the tyre surface, which help channel water away from those areas where your tyres meet the road.
Tyres are typically made from synthetic or natural rubber, with around 70 per cent of a tyre typically being natural rubber and about 30 per cent synthetic rubber. The materials used and how they’re woven together give each tyre its unique properties – some offer better grip on wet roads while others provide better fuel efficiency – and that’s why you’ll find different types of tyres for different types of vehicles.
The expected lifespan of tyres will depend upon various factors, including driving style, vehicle load and prevailing road conditions. The legal minimum requirement for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm across three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around its entire circumference (1.5mm must be left at each edge). Driving regularly on roads with excessively worn tyres may result in excessive wear of other components (such as suspension), which could lead to more costly repairs or replacements in the future.
Types of Tyre
Choosing between them all can be somewhat complicated, and if it is something you’ve never done before, we recommend you watch the video above. However, to make it a little easier, below we’ll give a brief overview of each type and explain how they differ: Standard road tyres – These tyres offer good performance and fuel efficiency, making them popular with drivers who want their car to perform well whether on the road or off it.
Run-flat tyres – Made from more vital compounds than standard ones, can get you up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) without any air pressure at speeds below 50km/h (30mph). They’re great for emergencies but tend not to last as long as normal ones.
Performance tyres feature deeper treads for better grip on wet surfaces and will typically prolong tyre life by about 20 per cent. They’re best suited to people who drive their cars on the track or for other high-performance racing purposes.
Motorcycle tyres – Designed with different materials, these are water-resistant and offer superior grip even on wet surfaces. They vary in performance based on the weight of the vehicle they were designed for. The chart below shows tyre prices*, so if you know what you want already it’s easy to see which one suits your car based on price alone:
Choosing the Right Tyre
If you’re still unsure which tyre to go for, it’s best to check your vehicle handbook or speak with a mechanic. They’ll be able to give you advice on the type of 24hr Tyres in Wolverhampton that your car should have fitted based on its make, model, and year. You can also ask them which tyres are compatible with your current rims, ensuring they fit correctly.