Buying Tyres: The Dos and Don’ts

buying tyres

Tyres are one of the most important features of your car, providing traction and grip on the pavement as you drive. It’s important to ensure your tyres are always well maintained, and this may mean buying new tyres to replace an old set.


Here at Fast Fit Express, we know how important it is to get the correct tyres for your car. Below, we’ve listed the dos and don’ts when it comes to buying a new set of tyres.

Don’t just buy the cheapest

It can be tempting to simply go with the cheapest tyre option you can find when buying new tyres, however be warned that the budget price will often be for a reason. The cheap deal could mean the tyres are poorly made, making them dangerous for you to be driving. For example, cheaper tyres often have longer stopping distances and reduced control in emergency situations.

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Don’t wait until your tyres reach the legal limit

You are required by law to change your tyres when the tread is close to the limit of 1.6mm, however your tyres’ performance will be affected well before they reach this mark. The tyres’ grip will be significantly reduced, particularly in extreme weather conditions, making your car dangerous to be on the roads. Here at Fast Fit Express, our experts recommend replacing your tyres when the tread depth reaches 2 – 3mm.

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Do replace tyres in pairs or fours

You should never replace only one tyre – if you can, replace all four, but if you must replace just two, make sure the newer tyres are fitted onto the rear wheels. This helps the car to maintain its stability and predictability, as older tyres are more likely to spin out if you have to swerve while driving.

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Do pick a trustworthy tyre fitter

Buying your new tyres with a reliable distributor is important for ensuring you’re getting the right tyres for you, and at a good price. Here at Fast Fit Express, our experienced team are always on hand to offer advice on what may suit your needs best. What’s more, our comprehensive stock of performance, branded and budget tyres are able to cater for all models of car, so we’re sure to have something for you.

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Contact us today for more information, or to request a quote, and we’ll be happy to help you.

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