It is valuable to do some research into the alternatives you have when purchasing new tyres. The manufacturers instructions will tell you what tyres are best for the make of car you are using. You could also search the manufacturers website and look at whether there are any recommendations regarding your vehicle and its year of manufacture.
The first thing to find out is whether your tyres need a change. Factors that need to be considered are finding out if the tyres are wasting on a side or the middle. While it is an accepted fact that incorrect tyre pressure or wheel alignment could lead to both these problems, your driving habits could also reduce the lifespan of your tyres considerably. Unless these issues are corrected, it is very likely that your expensive brand new tyres will suffer the same fate.
Having said that, if a purchase of tyres has to be made, one has the choice of buying new tyres or using rebuilt tyres. Rebuilt tyres are not recommended by most manufacturers as they are difficult to align and balance. Very often, the outer layer of rubber gives way and the tyre has got to be discarded. Some motorists use wider balloon sizes with wheel spacers.This practice is not recommended by the manufacturer for driving corners at high speed could be hazardous.The vehicle will also consume more fuel.
Once it has been decided what size of the tyre needs to be bought, you would have several options from the tyre manufacturer or dealer.Services usually provided by the seller include wheel balancing and alignment both of which are critical. A good tyre will do around 50,000 Kilometres if driven carefully on reasonably good road surfaces.Another factor to be borne in mind is the climatic condition that prevails in the country of the user.Tyres that are meant for the tropics could be different from those used in European climates.
When it comes to negotiating price the manufacturers warranty is a key factor to consider.Very often, the cheaper tyres do not pay in the long run both in terms of performance and safety. The year of manufacture of a tyre is embossed on the wall of a tyre and care should be taken to avoid purchasing these tyres from unscrupulous vendors who would sell at a very low price. We have dealt with the issue of how to buy new tyres. However, it is important to purchase from a reputed vendor with a warranty and a slightly higher price than to obtain it cheap from a seller whose stock is slow moving.