How to select the best tyres for my car?

How to select the best tyres for my car

With what seems like a million different choices when it comes to choosing tyres, how do you select the best tyres for your car, your budget and your own personal needs? In this short article we will discuss the types of tyres available and which ones will suit your needs and more importantly, your budget.

It’s important to know the size of your tyres first, especially if you are ordering them online from an online tyre store, as doing it this way, the tyre seller cannot look through your computer screen to make sure your tyres are the correct size, so that would be your responsibility, where as visiting a garage is more useful, as the engineer can look for himselp and recommend you the best tyres based on your budget.

Quality in price is where rubber meets the road (so to speak) Although cheaper tyres still adhere to a strict set of required standards by law, the higher quality tyres will last much longer and provide a better driving experience, and the difference between the low cost tyres and the high quality tyres is simple, it’s price.

Pay as much as you are willing to pay per tyre, as the more you do pay, means a higher quality tyre, well, in most cases this will be true, unless you visit a questionable garage who are only after your money. Know what your looking for before you buy anything as some people who sell tyres are just trying to rob you to make a quick buck.

Premium tyres, although costing much more offer far higher quality materials and construction than your budget tyres and will generally last for 15k to 20k miles under normal usage. As premium tyres are manufactured by the best companies in the world, these particular company invest heavily in tyre research, so you benefit from better stopping distances, grip, fuel economy, lower noise levels and better handling in poor weather conditions.

This does not mean that if it rains, a cheap tyre will smash you directly into a wall, but what I’m saying is that when you pay that little bit extra, you attain more from the tyres handling and control features that are integrated due to investments in research on this matter.

Mid-range tyres, although may not be manufactured from the well known companies, you will still feel alot of research and technology has gone into their development and can many times offer the same level of handling and control as other similar premium brands. These are ideal if premium tyres are out of your price range.

Budget tyres are ideal when weather conditions are at their best, which means in summer, budget tyres can perform just as well as the premium tyres, although will not perform well in wet or wintry type weather conditions, so watch out for that wall!

For the best tyres in wakefield, visit Express Tyres & Auto Centre.

Why do I need an MOT for my car?

Why do I need an MOT for my car

Is your vehicle 3 years older or more? If so, then you are required to have a valid MOT certificate, by law. The Ministry of Transport test, which is otherwise known as the MOT, is a vehicle safety check carried out on an annual basis to ensure your vehicle meets the minimum levels of exhaust emissions and safety standards. as set by the DVSA.

During the MOT test, a mechanic who is accredited by the DVSA will assess your vehicle by conducting a comprehensive set of checks and inspections around the vehicle, including under the bonnet, interior and exterior, which ensure your car is not a risk to yourself or other road users.

As these checks are been carried out, the results of these checks are recorded by the engineer and if your vehicle passes, then you will be awarded with a VT20 certificate, although if it fails, you will be given a VT30 document along with an outlin eof what the vehicle has failed on, which is all based on the condition and how your vehicle performs on that specific day.

If there are any advisory items on your list, this will not cause your vehicle to fail the MOT test itself, alternatively, you will be given a seperate list of what the engineer thinks needs to be ressolved as soon as possible, or you can even get the same garage to ressolve the advisorys while your car is there, which is highly recommended so you don’t later forget and cause other issues to the vehicle or cause an accident involving other road users.

Your MOT is required to be renewed each year if your car is 3 years or older, so it’s your responsibility to ensure this is completed successfully each year and you have a valid MOT certificate at all times, as you will be unable to renew your road tax, which means even insurance companies may not renew your policy, if your certificate has expired.

As the whole MOT system has been computerised, mobile camera units and pilice officers are able to detect whether your MOT certificate is valid or not, from a remote location, so to ensure you don’t attain any points on your license and get a fine from local police, then make sure your MOT is always valid.

To book an MOT in Wakefield, visit Express Tyre & Auto Centre.