When you visit your local Subaru service centre, you will often find that there are car service deals on tyres and other accessories. However, with the hundreds of tyres to choose from, choosing the best tyres can be an intimidating process. Here are three things you should consider to make the right choice.
The grip of the tyre is the main limiting factor for directional control, braking and acceleration. With insufficient grip, control will be compromised, but the rubber composition is also a factor. For road tyres, there is a balance between the rubber composition and grip. This balance means that you will have sufficient grip to manage slippery road conditions, yet offer good performance on dry roads. Choosing a tyre with too slick a finish, you will risk spinning out of control if you hit a patch of water on the road or being unable to grip on rougher road finishes.
The different rubber compositions of the tyres on the market can vary greatly. This difference means that you can choose from long wear tyres, which have a more hardwearing rubber composition through to all rounder economy tyres that are made from a less expensive material. You can also choose from several different categories of tyre, including mud & snow tyres, all terrain, high profile or off road tyres. The specific composition and type of tyre will depend greatly on your driving style, the types of road conditions you frequently drive on and your budget.
The Size and Configuration:
When you check out the range of tyres available at your local Subaru service centre, you may be a little overwhelmed by the different sizes and configurations available. This consideration is far easier to assess since manufacturers will specify the size and configuration of tyres best suited to your vehicle. The Subaru engineers who were responsible for designing and building your vehicle will have spent a lot of man hours selecting which tyres would offer the best performance during the development process. Once the best tyre is chosen, the brakes, vehicle suspension and other controlling systems are tuned to optimise the best possible performance from the tyre.
The Importance of Maintenance:
Of course, choosing the right tyre is only the first step. You need to ensure that you perform the proper maintenance for your tyres to ensure optimum performance and safety. You should regularly check the tyre pressures to ensure that they are set to the manufacturer’s recommendations. You should also have your tyre alignment and tracking checked when you take your vehicle for a service or repair. Remember that even the best car service deals are not a bargain if you choose the wrong product or fail to properly maintain the tyres.
If you are interested in the latest car service deals, contact us. We are an authorised Subaru service centre and our highly trained technicians are available to answer any queries or questions. We can also assist with optimising the performance of your tyres to help prolong their lifespan and optimise safety. We hope that this article has been an informative one, and invite you to post your comments or questions in the comments section below.