Remember – the tyres are the only contact your vehicle has with the road, so their grip plays an essential role in your safety. Your ability to brake, to turn, or to stay stable at higher speeds all depend on your tyre’s grip. And each type of tyre is designed to provide grip in specific types of weather or road conditions – that’s why it’s so important to think about how and where you will be driving and what type of grip you’ll need when you choose your tyres.
How long a tyre lasts before wearing out its tread is an important element of ensuring your value for money. There can be big differences in tyre mileage depending not only on the quality of the tyre, but also on its design. For example, high-performance tyres tend to have lower tread life than passenger car tyres since their design is optimised to increase grip and handling, which usually wears down tyres faster. But keep in mind that how and where you drive and whether or not you maintain the correct pressure in your tyres will also impact how long they last.