Budget tyres vs. part worns
I recently needed two new tyres on my Vauxhall Vectra. I didn’t want to spend too much on the tyres but at the same time didn’t want to buy some that wouldn’t last long and would need replacing in a few months’ time.
I visited a few local garages and compared prices online, and was quite shocked to find how much the prices vary from garage to garage. Online the cheapest budget tyres I could get were approximately £45-£50 each with is similar to one of the garages I spoke to in person, but when I looked in to part worns I found that they were about £30 per tyre. The issue with part worns is that they may only have 3 mm of tread on, and as most garage recommend you change your tyres at 2-3 mm, meant that you would not have long before they needed replacing. After a bit of shopping around I found one garage that would do Continentals (which is one of the top brands) for £40 each meaning that I could get better quality tyres for less than budget ones! It really does pay to do your research and not just go with the first garage.