Whether you drive a monster 4×4, a 200kph super car or a 4-door family wagon, at some point you’re going to need to replace your tyres.
Of course, if you’re driving a 200kph super car the cost of the tyres is irrelevant as your team funds your tyre replacements, but for the rest of us looking for affordable tyres on the Gold Coast there are a few things to look out for.
Expensive Name Brand Tyres Are The Best! Or Are They?
We’ve all seen the advertisements for tyres, the expensive glossy looking magazine ads, the sponsorship deals at numerous racing circuits around the world, all paid for by the worlds leading tyre brands, Michelin, Continental, Pirelli, Goodyear, etc.
So surely these are the best tyres to buy? All these big brand tyre companies produce their own range of ‘budget tyres’ for economical consumers.
After all, it makes good business sense to provide a product that caters to drivers on all budgets.
What’s the benefit of a budget tyre?
Most people looking for affordable tyres on the Gold Coast are not aware that the same technology that goes into the production of the premium brand is inevitably used in the manufacture of the budget brand. Most budget brands are made in the same factory as their more expensive counterpart although there will be slight differences.
While the technology may be the same, the tread design and rubber compound will be the biggest differences.
Tread design and the composition of the rubber may affect overall mileage obtained from the tyre and the level of road noise during use.
The differences are relatively negligible for the cost savings involved.
Purchasing a budget brand tyre is a cost effective way of keeping your family vehicle on the road, while knowing the tyres you’ve fitted have the backing of some of the worlds leading tyre manufacturers.
Is it false economy to buy budget tyres?
Absolutely not! Budget brand tyres can, in some cases, cost less than half the price of the premium brand from the same manufacturer.
Multiply this expense by four and the savings are even more significant.
It’s not just the tyres you need to think about.
Whenever you have new tyres fitted, ensure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure, that they are balanced correctly and that they are the correct rating for your vehicle.
Where can I get more information?
If you are looking for affordable tyres on the Gold Coast area and need information on what you need call us today on 1300 296 731.
You can also contact us on our website here.
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