Budget Tyres (60)Budget tyres are the cheapest type of tyres you can buy. If you’re short of cash and need a new tyre, then a budget tyre will be the most affordable. We can’t always know when we’ll need to replace a tyre, if we get an unexpected puncture for example, and so we can’t always budget for such eventualities. In this case, with little cash to spare, a budget tyre is a far better option than going for a part worn or re-tread tyre which is unlikely to last long and could even be dangerous. They are an excellent stopgap measure for drivers. You get them when you're suffering from punctures, lost tread and low funds. Not for everyday driving. Mid-range tyres make more sense.
Mid-Range Tyres (40)Mid-range tyres offer a great midpoint between budget and premium tyres. They are more durable and perform better than budget tyres. They don’t offer the cutting-edge features you’ll find most premium tyre models on the market provide. Generally, however, mid-range tyres mean a great ride, solid grip performance, low noise and sound passenger comfort.
While there’s no doubt that premium tyres are going to be the best you can buy, what if you need to replace all four and the price is just too eye-wateringly expensive? Mid-range tyres are often worth a look.
A decent mid-range tyre should be of a reasonably good quality, durable enough for the driver and not too pricey. But you do need to be careful. Some disreputable garages will sell you a tyre they call a ‘mid-range’ when it’s actually a budget tyre, quietly pocketing the price difference for themselves. So it’s always wise to know your tyres to be sure you’re not being taken advantage of.
There are some very good mid-range tyre manufacturers out there with decent quality products. They just don’t get the same publicity as the Pirellis and Michelins, so don’t rule them out, look them up and check the reviews. While not as cheap as a budget tyre, you will save a little money when compared with premium tyres.
Premium Tyres (189)
Premium tyres, as you’d expect, are the most expensive type of tyre. You’ll instantly recognize the names of premium tyres such as Pirelli, Michelin and Bridgestone. But with tyres, it isn’t simply all about the name. With these tyres, you get the logo, but that logo stands for high quality. Premium tyres are factory fitted to vehicles. If you’re buying the same tyres that BMW or Mercedes trust to fit on their cars, then you can be pretty sure they’re top notch.
This tyres will have undergone a lot of development work during its creation. Top quality compounds are used to make these tyres. They are well tested They are hard wearing, long lasting and also perform well.
A premium tyre will cost you more. If you can afford the outlay, it may work out to be more cost effective in the long run. It's likely to last longer than a cheaper tyre. In addition, if you travel everyday, perhaps commuting to work, then the peace of mind of these tyres can also be of benefit. At any point in time the average tyre only makes contact with the road with the same surface area as the palm of your hand, so a little peace of mind that you have bought the best tyres possible can go a long way.