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If your old tyres are encountering a lot of wear and tear, chances are it is now time to purchase some new ones. But, how do you know what type of tyres you should go with. You can walk blindly into a tyre shop and purchase the first set you see, or you can do a little research so you know what you are looking for before buying a new set. Below you will find some tips on what to consider when buying a new set of tyres in Petersfield.

Consider the Area You Live and Work In

Tyres encounter more wear than almost any other part of a vehicle. Therefore, it is important to think about the terrain they will be used on. If you do a lot of motorway driving, you don’t need to worry about making sure they have a lot of bulky tread. Instead, you will want to consider a tyre that is rated good for motorway driving to help you get the most out of you gas mileage and usage. However, if you work or live in the country you might consider going more with a bulky tyre to help you drive through the dirt roads and muddy terrain. Tyres with heavy tread will get around better, prevent you from being stuck, and hold up better if the terrain you will be on is rough in spots.

Make Sure You Buy the Same Size

One thing that can really mess with your car and your gas mileage is buying different size tyres around your vehicle. Therefore, before you walk into the tyre shop, make sure you know what size you need and if that it is the size your car calls for. This will help ease the process and help you know you are getting exactly what you need. If you are unsure on how to figure out your tyre size, it should be written in your owner’s manual and on the side wall of your tyres. If you fail to local the identification numbers in these places, then a sales representative from the tyre centre should be able to help. You can visit here to know more.

Think about a Spare

Often times when people buy a new set, they forget about the spare. However, you always should at least consider it. Look at the spare you have and make sure it is in good shape and that it is the same size. If either of these is not correct, buy your spare at the same time.

Portsmouth Exhaust and Tyre Services can help you with your tyres in Petersfield. If you have any questions on buying a new set, stop in today and they can help you.