Remember – the tires 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 tire’s grip. And each type of tire 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 tires.
How long a tire lasts before wearing out its tread is an important element of ensuring your value for money. There can be big differences in tire mileage depending not only on the quality of the tire, but also on its design. For example, high-performance tires tend to have lower tread life than passenger car tires since their design is optimised to increase grip and handling, which usually wears down tires faster. But keep in mind that how and where you drive and whether or not you maintain the correct pressure in your tires will also impact how long they last.