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Choosing the Best Tyres for your Car

by Kar Pro Tyres Auto Bridgestone Tyres

Picking the right tyres can be tricky, but it’s best to go in with some general knowledge to ensure that you can make sure you aren’t paying for features you don’t want or need.

When buying from a local mechanic in Campsie, you should make sure they have a good selection of tyres and if they don’t have what you’re looking for they should be able to order them in for you. While it can be tricky, knowing a few basic facts will help you get through the experience as quickly and painlessly as possible.

What are Important Tyre components? 

        Tyre specs refer to the fundamental characteristics of tyres, meaning the size, speed rating and construction to name a few things. 

        Treadwear is the wear rate of the tyre, comparable to all the tyres in a manufacturer’s line. For example, Cooper Tyres have a baseline grade of 100, meaning a tyre with a 200 grade would last twice as long. 

        Traction grades are AA-C with AA being the highest, any tyre rated under a C is unacceptable and should not be on the road. Traction represents a tyre’s ability to stop straight on wet pavement.

        Temperature grades also go from A-C with A being the highest; these grades represent a tyre’s ability to dissipate heat under controlled indoor conditions.

With these in mind you know that the very best choice is going to be a high grade, AA rated tyre but you also know that any grade above a C is considered safe for the roads. You can find any specifications or instructions for your vehicle in your owner's manual. This will also tell you the size of tyre needed and if your manufacturer recommends OE tyres or not.

OE stands for “Original Equipment” and means that the tyres were approved by the manufacturer to come standard on your vehicle, OE tyres often provide the best performance but not always.

What Not to Buy

Tyres need to be replaced every 3-4 years and the main difference is summer, winter, or all season tyres. All season tyres are not recommended for places where it does snow and road conditions become icy and difficult, but for places with no snow, all seasons tend to be the best.

In general, your mechanic or local tyre specialist can help give you suggestions on what the best tyre for your lifestyle and car but be sure that you’re getting a good tread and traction rating on whatever tyre you opt for.

 


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