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Buying Premium vs Budget Tyres

We’re often asked “what’s the difference between premium and budget tyres?”

There are typically three main reasons for the differences between premium and budget tyres; enhanced technology, improved all round performance, and greater safety characteristics.

Technology

Premium tyres will use the latest technology and research, not only in materials but also in test methods, industrial procedures and research and development (R&D). Premium tyres are developed to give the best performance in safety, grip, rolling resistance and endurance that's available on the market at any time.

Premium manufacturers, like Michelin, use computer modelling, fluid dynamics and simulation tools that budget manufacturer don't necessarily use. As a guide, many experts suggest that the technology behind a budget tyre can be as much as 10 – 15 years old.

Performance

Budget manufacturers tend to make products to a price point, whereas premium manufacturers strive to make the best tyres they can, using their best technology, developed and tested throughout the markets where the tyre is going to be used.

Many people may think they are saving money by buying budget tyres, and maybe they are in the short-term but in some cases any savings made by purchasing a budget tyre can be lost with lower fuel economy over the life of the tyre, or the loss of mileage, and that's before you consider safety.

Safety

Premium tyres are expected to offer enhanced safety on the road and premium manufacturers work extensively with original equipment vehicle manufacturers, to give their cars the best possible performance by optimising the relationship between the tyre and the car togive the driver the best safety, grip, comfort, noise, longevity and rolling resistance.

When it comes to tyre performance in the wet, each labelling grade in wet braking is equivalent to one car length in braking at 50mph. So a saving of £X per tyre could easily result in far longer braking distances in the wet. When you need that grip, we suspect you would happily pay that extra money as you’re sliding along the road.

Whilst we know that tyres are often a distress purchase, your car is often your second biggest purchase after your house and your tyres are the only thing between your car and the road and even more significantly ‘your family’ and the dangers of the road. – Is the cost you’ll save by buying a budget tyre really worth the compromise on safety? Would you buy a budget child car seat for instance?

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What our customers think

One word "AMAZING" popped in today ,ran into Craig in the yard as always he remembers my name and my car, I had a warning light on which he instantly looked at, and resolved within seconds, a pint of milk on the passenger seat made my Peugeot think I had a passenger not wearing a seat belt lol, we chuckled and he sent me on my merry way happy as always when I've visited Service U Right, honest service which is second to none PS lovely Porsche in the car park says it all when a customer leaves you a 100k Porsche, all the best George

George Melfoure - September 2017

Amazing, honest reliable service, dropped my car in with a suspect gearbox/flywheel fault as diagnosed elsewhere, Service U Right diagnosed a loose exhaust mount and problem solved for £15 as apposed to the many hundreds of pounds quoted locally by another tyre place! Brilliant that's all I can say I will always use you from now on

Mary/Shaftesbury - July 2017

Craig and the team at Service U Right are outstanding, they really know what they are doing with modern cars, and had a great knowledge of the tyre pressure monitor system on my car, this pesky light had been on for months and the instructions in the handbook had not helped me, I took my car into Service U Right for a full service and when I collect it the problem was cured as part of the Service it was a calibration issue and a simple fix once I took it to someone who knows there stuff. The team at Service U Right where extremely helpful,polite and I shall always come back

Mr Marbury - May 2017

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Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
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Areas served around SHAFTESBURY:

Ashmore, Cann, Charlton, East Stour, Gillingham, Margaret Marsh, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Todber, Bedchester, Ferne, Guys Marsh, Hartgrove, Ludwell, Madjeston, Motocombe, North End, Sedgehill, Semley, Stour Row

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