The tyres of your vehicle need to be replaced every couple of years or so. They are made of rubber and are constantly exposed to the surface of the ground. The amount of wear and tear on the tyres of your vehicle generally depends on how much you drive. Usually, the tyres need to be replaced after 40,000-50,000 kilometres. Buying new tyres is a bit of a challenge. With so many companies currently selling tyres at different price points, it’s important for you to choose carefully. Here are some of the many different factors that you should consider when buying a new set of tyres.
Second-Hand or Used
In a bid to save money, many people end up buying used tyres. That’s a bad decision on all fronts. If you have the money, it’s always better to buy new tyres. You can visit several local shops that sell Reading tyres. There’s really no way to gauge how old a tyre actually is, or how much it has been driven. The treads usually begin to wear out after a while. However, many local sellers refurbish their tyres before selling. The polish and the reconditioning often wears off within a few hundred kilometres. Buying used tyres is a risky gamble to make.
Size and Manufacturing Date
Before buying a new set of tyres, you should also check the manufacturing date. The manufacturing date is listed as a code on the side wall of the tyre. The first two digits denote the week of the year in which the tyres were made, and the last two denote the year. Also, you should check the size of the tyres by consulting the owner’s manual, or the chart given underneath the car door, so that you purchase ideal sized tyres for your car.