Elite Autos supply and fit tyres for all makes of Cars, Vans, MPV, 4x4, high performance and light trucks. Elite carry Budget, Goodyear, Avon and most of the leading brands of tyres - if you want something specific tyre, Elite will find it for you - just give them a call.
Tyre technology is a major industry with the big companies spending millions of pounds every year developing new types of tyres with varying compounds of rubber. Some softer tyres will give you plenty of grip, even in the wet, but may not last as long as a harder compound. The real decision-maker in selecting your tyres is often price. In most tyre outlets you will be given a choice between budget and premium tyres.
Budget tyres look very similar to premium tyres (particularly in their tread patterns) but are not optimised for quiet running, which may cause a more pronounced ‘rumble’ or road noise. The quality of rubber is also often lower, so the tyre life and the ability to brake efficiently in dry and particularly wet conditions may be compromised. Although initially cheaper, they do wear out quicker, so you may find yourself replacing budget tyres more frequently.
Premium tyres, although more expensive at first, offer better performance in wet weather, reduce your braking distances and improve the handling of the car. As they are also made of better quality compounds, will last longer and are therefore more cost efficient, especially if you’re a high mileage user. All of the major manufacturers offer both budget and premium quality tyres, but with so many to choose from, it can get confusing. That's where expert advice from the team at Elite Autos can help.
Making sure that your tyres are in good condition and at the correct pressure will improve the handling and fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Spending a little extra on a good set of tyres could actually save you money in the long run, as long as you keep those tyres in good condition.
Although the legal requirement for car tyres in the UK is a tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band throughout the central three-quarters of the tread width, across the whole circumference of the tyres; rather than waiting until your tyres are a definite ‘nick’, it’s recommended that you think about changing your tyres once they reach around 2mm of tread depth.
The demands on your tyres are pretty extreme, especially in adverse weather conditions. Any cuts, bulges or damage to the sidewall of the tyres could lead to potentially catastrophic ‘blow outs’ at speed, so it’s not just the tread you need to look at. The best rule of thumb is to check your tyres every week, and if you notice any change in their condition, splits, cracks or (the sign that everyone dreads) a nail embedded in the rubber, get your vehicle to a garage and get those tyres checked by a professional. They can also make sure that the tyres are correctly balanced, preventing any vibration or ‘wobble’ that can dramatically effect both your steering and your braking ability.
Elite Autos know all about tyres and can offer you expert advice on what's best for your vehicle and driving habits.
Contact Elite Autos on 01952 585511
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