When selecting the ideal set of tyres for your car, you must take into account the following five factors:
1.) Tubular or tubeless :
This question has a pretty straightforward solution. Choose tyres without tubes. They have a few minor advantages as well as being more modern and safer. The usage of tubeless tyres DOES NOT require alloy wheels. However, for the greatest results, your steel wheels should be free of rust (or simply get a new pair because they are extremely inexpensive) and ideally have an anti-rust coating on the inside.
2.) Size :
If you want to upsize, size is perhaps the most discussed and contentious aspect of purchasing tyres. There is a standard format for representing tyre sizes. 205/55 R 15, for instance, can be read as follows:
The ability of a tire’s tread design to direct water away from the contact patch between the tyre and the road determines how well a tyre performs in wet conditions. Due to air becoming trapped and released from such channels during running, the tread design also affects how much road noise the tyre produces. Although tests have proven that a tire’s tread pattern does not affect traction as much as the compound of the tyre, it still has an impact. (Except, of course, if you’re shopping for tyres for mud, snow, or sand, in which case the tread pattern is quite important.)
4.) Rubber Substance:
The traction and treadwear qualities of a tyre are most likely influenced by the rubber compound employed in its construction. The amount of traction you will experience, the speed rating of the tyre, and the treadlife of the tyre are all generally inversely correlated with the quality (“softness”) of the rubber. Therefore, a tire’s grippyness is more likely to be better the higher its speed rating. Also, the way the tyre is marketed is an indicator – the “ultra-sport” will usually have a grippier compound than the “sport” or the “comfort” tyres from the same manufacturer.
5.) Overall Quality Of The Tyre:
a.) The reputation of the maker – Speak to people you know, read reviews, conduct research, or just choose a reputable and dependable manufacturer. It does make a difference since their production plants have more up-to-date infrastructure, higher standards of quality, and newer machinery.
b.) Read the warranty’s fine print. Always read the fine print.
c.) Date of Manufacture – Each tyre has a four-digit DOT code engraved on the sidewall that indicates the week and year (for example, 2104 = the 21st week of 2004). It is best to get new tyres. Try to avoid purchasing tyres that are more than six months or a year old.