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Family Saloon

Photo of family saloonWell where does the recommendation go here? Most families place a high value on safety so a tyre with good braking/stopping power is important. Next in these tough times value for money is also up there along with reasonable mileage as most family vehicles do about 12000 miles per year on average. Next comes quietness, followed by cornering, pattern and brand.

Our recommendation would be to try to go for as good a brand as you can afford especially if the car is new or nearly new and you expect to be its minder for the next few years. Generally top of the class goes to Michelin but if funds are tight then we would recommend maybe a Dutch tyre called Vredestein or a second line product from the Michelin stable called BF Goodrich, next come Dunlop, Goodyear, Pirelli and Continental Hankook and a host of others you may never have heard of. Try also to replace your tyres with tyres of the same speed rating or greater than the ones you are removing.

A simple way of remembering this is T rated= town driving, H rated = high speed, V rated= very high speed. A simplified explanation but on the button.

One simple tip not to forget, most cars come with spare wheels, don’t forget if yours is full sized then you only really need to buy three tyres if you need to change all four, leaving your best as a spare to get you home just in case. Remember also to check your other tyres including the spare if only replacing them in pairs and new ones on the rear first.

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