When deciding on which new tyres to buy for your vehicle initially it may seem that the biggest difference between premium and budget tyres is the cost. Budget tyres are the cheaper option in the initial outlay; however, they often do not equate to be the most economical tyres over the average life span of the tyre.
Premium tyre brands tend to be subject to additional testing by industry bodies and motoring magazines for performance around braking, handling, cabin noise and aquaplaning – therefore competition to perform in this segment tends to be high. In addition to this, many technologies for handling and performance in the premium arena are also based upon years of experience within motorsport that go on to influence road tyre design.
Overall, premium tyres are designed with high quality materials and technologies designed to influence the wear and lifespan of the tyre. The technology used to design these tyres can also help to maintain the performance and fuel economy of the vehicle.