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Budget vs Premium: Which Tyres Should I Choose?

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Budget vs Premium: Which Tyres Should I Choose?

Tyres · Posted by: Mobile Tyres 2 U · 21st April 2021

So, you need a new set of tyres but you’re not sure what to go for. Do you go budget? Do you go premium? It’s a tough choice.

Don’t worry though because, this month, the Mobile Tyres 2 U team will be covering everything you need to know about the similarities and differences between budget and premium tyres, so you can make an informed decision that best suits you and your vehicle.

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Let’s get this point on everyone’s minds out of the way first! The key benefit of opting for budget tyres is that you will save a great deal of money in the short. We say short term because, although premium tyres are more expensive, they do tend to last longer. So if you do go budget, keep in mind that you may well find yourself in the same position you’re in now but a great deal sooner!



You will be pleased to know that, regardless of the price or type of tyre, each set has to comply with legal safety standards in order for it to go to market. This means that, regardless of the set of tyres that you end up going for, you can be secure in the knowledge that you won’t be putting yourself at risk by going budget.

That said, you will benefit from certain performance boons if you go for performance tyres under the right circumstances, which we’ll be covering in the next section.



One of the key differences between budget and premium tyres is performance. In terms of grip, handling, speed and braking, performance tyres will always outperform budget tyres when it comes to testing.

However, there is an extremely important caveat here that you need to take into account: getting premium tyres fitted on a budget-friendly car won’t drastically improve its performance. Performance tyres can improve a vehicle’s performance, sure, but a vehicle that’s been engineered with performance in mind will be able to take advantage of the various features of premium tyres much more readily than a standard road vehicle. So bear this in mind when you make your choice!



While you might not see huge performance gains if you get premium tyres fitted on your Vauxhall Corsa, what you will be able to benefit from is tyres with a longer lifespan. Premium tyres use a wide variety of compound materials that have been tested rigorously to ensure they survive punishment over the long term, so if you invest in premium you can at least be sure that your tyres will last longer.

Will they last long enough to outweigh the extra money you spent on them? We think so, especially considering you get to enjoy the various features and benefits that your premium tyres might come with, such as all-season treads.


Do you need some new tyres for your vehicle? Look no further than Mobile Tyres 2 U. For customers throughout High Wycombe, Watford and the surrounding areas, we stock a wide variety of high-quality tyre types and brands to suit every kind of motorist out there. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and let’s get you booked in.