Is it ok to buy cheap tyres?
Are you looking to buy new, cheap tyres?
For some, buying new tyres can be a bit overwhelming with so many to choose from. It can also seem expensive, particularly when the need for new tyres has caught you off guard. However, before you buy any tyres - cheap, budget, quality or premium, there are some points to consider.
Are cheap tyres any good?
When you buy new tyres from a reputable tyre dealer, no matter the price tag, they must adhere to the standards as specified by the Australian Design Rules (ADR). That being said, there are some consistent features amongst budget tyres that you should be aware of.
Primarily, you will find that budget tyres are manufactured using a harder rubber compound. This is cheaper to produce, but tyres made from a harder rubber compound tend to offer reduced traction and on-road handling capabilities. Depending on the type of car you drive, and the road conditions that you typically encounter, this can compromise the overall safety of your vehicle.
What makes a premium tyre worth the money?
The systems found on your car are all interconnected, when you fit your vehicle with a premium tyre, you are more likely to maximise vehicle performance, safety and comfort. Premium tyre manufacturers typically spend extensive time testing tyre performance, safety and durability in all kinds of weather and on all road surfaces before it goes into production.
As a result, premium tyres typically offer:
- Reduced braking distances
- Improved grip
- Greater vehicle control
- Driver and passenger comfort
Often, a premium tyre is made from a softer tyre compound that allows for greater performance without sacrificing longevity.
Why not buy the best tyres using Openpay?
If vehicle safety and performance are high on your list of priorities, why not buy the best tyres that you can? Your local BestDrive store supplies and fits a range of tyres to suit most budgets, from brands including Continental, Kumho and HiFly. We also offer Openpay.
Using Openpay, you can opt for a quality set of tyres to ensure that your vehicle is safe and provides good handling. When you buy tyres with BestDrive using Openpay, you can make manageable repayments over a period of up to 9 months. The best part? Openpay is interest free!
Looking for tyres near you?
If you are looking to buy new tyres, why not call into your local BestDrive store? One of our knowledgeable team members can help you to find the right tyre to suit your budget. We supply and fit tyres for most makes and models, including tyres for your car, 4WD or SUV. We can also talk to you about Openpay to see if it’s the right option for you.
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