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What are the benefits of premium tyres?

21st February 2023

it’s important to have suitable tyres on your car with an adequate amount of tyre tread to keep you and your passengers safe on the road. The legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.8mm but we recommend changing your tyres when they reach 3mm. When you need new tyres, it can be tempting to just go for the cheapest option, but just what are the benefits of opting for one of the big name brands like Goodyear, Pirelli or Dunlop 

What are the financial benefits of premium tyres?

The number one benefit of premium tyres is that generally, they are a lot more economical than budget tyres for the following reasons.  

  • Premium tyres last longer: Because they are made from premium materials and built with technology that is designed to withstand more wear and increase the lifespan of the tyre.  
  • Premium tyres are more fuel efficient: Top of the range A rated tyres have been proven to save up to 80 litres of fuel a year. This is due to the low rolling resistance technology in premium tyres. 

Although premium tyres might be more expensive at the outset, it’s likely they’ll save you money in the long run.  

What are the performance benefits of premium tyres?

Buying premium tyres not only benefits your car’s performance but is also one of the most important aspects of road safety.  

  • Driving experience: Your tyres are responsible for about 50% of the overall driving experience, premium tyres will feel better to drive on. 
  • Better grip and stopping distances: The higher quality of rubber used for premium tyres are much more effective at gripping wet roads.   
  • Premium tyres tend to be quieter: Quieter tyres not will not only benefit your driving experience but help reduce noise caused by traffic.  

Your tyres play a vital part in the way that your vehicle runs, overall impacting how comfortable you are while driving. And, most importantly, have a huge role to play in safety, poor quality tyres can add up to 18 metres of additional breaking distance in wet weather which can quite literally be the difference between life and death.   

What are the alternatives to premium tyres?

Part Worn Tyres

There’s no denying that tyres can be expensive, and the price of alternatives can be appealing. Part worn tyres might look like a bargain, but they can come with serious safety implications. Usually, part worn tyres come from old cars that have been scrapped or written-off. In these cases, there could be hidden issues with the tyres, or they could just be in poor condition.  

Although the outset for part worn tyres is significantly cheaper than buying tyres new, they quite often only have enough tread for a few hundred miles. To put that in perspective, new premium tyres generally last for about 20,000 miles.  

Budget tyres

Here at Merityre, we always recommend that you buy the best tyres in your budget, although the budget tyres we sell are safe and are good quality, you’ll simply not get as good a performance from them as you would with premium tyres.  

At Merityre we have a huge range of budget and premium tyres from top manufacturers available to buy online and our range is designed to suit a variety of budgets. Buy your tyres online from Merityre and have them fitted at your local branch at a time that suits you. Alternatively, visit your local Merityre branch for extra advice and guidance on choosing the right tyres for your vehicle.