It simply is not possible to exaggerate the difference fitting well-chosen, quality tyres makes to your vehicle. It’s not a question of just fitting the most expensive tyres you can find; there are now plenty of lower priced tyres on the market that offer high levels of safety and comfort allied with high mileages and low cost.
Better tyres will:
Improve your safety – Better tyres can improve wet weather braking and handling and reduce stopping distances by up to 18 metres.
Reduce traffic noise – Better tyres can cut rolling noise, the main source of vehicle noise above speeds of 40 kph, almost in half.
Help our environment – Better tyres can improve a vehicle’s fuel efficiency by as much as 10%. Check out Eco tyres like the Hankook K425 and the Green Max Eco tyre range.
Save Fuel – Better tyres can improve a vehicle’s fuel efficiency by up to 10% and even higher. A great example is the Hankook RA18 which offers fuel savings of 18%!
Arguably there was a time when low priced tyres had low technical standards and were devoid of innovation with much more expensive tyres having vastly higher standards of road holding, safety and comfort. But the Asian Revolution has re written all the rules; the Mid Market priced Hankook brand is now the tyre supplier of choice for many car brands like BMW and is manufacturing tyres to the same standard, if not higher, of the famous old brands. Then there is Hankook’s acclaimed Kingstar brand with its well proven high quality range at close to budget tyre prices.
And emergent Chinese brands like Green Max, Crosswind and Winda have brought to the market great value lower priced modern tyres featuring innovations like silica compound and asymmetric patterns; good quality tyres at low budget prices without the budget quality!