How To Choose The Best Tyres

If you have spent your hard-earned money on a quality car, you will want to keep it performing in optimum condition. If you want to know how to choose the best tyres for your car, read on to discover more…

They are the only thing that separate you from the road, so it is incredibly important to look after the quality of your tyres. The ones you choose will have a significant impact on how your car drives, in terms of its braking, handling and responsiveness it is essential that you understand how to pick the right type.


Car wheels come in a range of sizes and so too do tyres. You can't adopt a "one-size-fits-all" approach. To find your size, simply look on the wall of your current tyre or look in your vehicle’s handbook.

The numbers on your tyre will refer to width, aspect ratio, rim diameter and the maximum load that can be supported (known as the load rating). There is also a speed rating index which shows the maximum speed that you can travel in relation to your car's load.



When you have figured out the tyre size that you need, you get to decide on the quality. If you opt for a premium version, you can expect long-lasting performance with shorter stopping ranges. They are also more fuel efficient as they have less rolling resistance but naturally they command a higher price tag.

Mid-range tyres are perfectly suited for the everyday driver, so whether you use your car mainly for the daily school run or for your commute to work, these are probably the ones for you. They offer an affordable level of quality with a respectable performance. Low quality tyres should be purchased as a last resort as they only offer a range of 7000-8000 miles and won’t last as long.



Changing your tyres twice a year can be inconvenient but if you have invested in winter varieties, you will reap the rewards in the icy weather. Alternatively, you could invest in all-season tyres that deliver optimum performance at all times of the year.

Choosing tyres can be expensive but is one of the most sensible investments you can make when it comes to your vehicle. If you are looking for a quality used car to fit your current budget, contact the team at Oodle Cars where we will be happy to help.