If you want the best performance for your car you need to make sure that you have tires that are optimal for the driving conditions. You can’t expect to have the best, or the safest, performance from your car if you have summer tires and you drive in snowy and icy conditions. So it is very important that you fit your car with the correct tires depending on the conditions where you want to drive the car in. You should always look at what tires can match your requirements before you start looking at price. Once you have narrowed down the selection to a few tires, then you might want to choose the tire that is most cost effective. You do need to consider durability as well as fuel efficiency into the equation.
If you drive a lot off road, you will want to have a high endurance tire for your car to perform well in these conditions. There is a lot more toughness needed as well as you will want to make sure that the sidewalls are reinforced so that they don’t get punctured by sharp and pointy rocks. The tires will need to be reinforced for them to be more durable, so that they don’t let you down and leave you stranded. Off road puts a lot more strain on your tires that smooth asphalt does, so if these conditions are part of your usual driving conditions, make sure to factor this into your requirement specification.
A good solid tire will last you a long time if you maintain it. Make sure that if you do invest into an expensive set of tires, you should also maintain them. A few easy things include ensuring that the tire pressure is according to the car manual. An over or under inflated tire will perform worse as well as increase wear and have a negative impact on your fuel efficiency, leading to more frequent visits to the gas station. These costs can quickly add up and far outweigh any differences in tire prices initially. Second thing to do is to ensure that the tires have sufficient tread depth of over 2/32”. Easy way to check this is by pressing in a penny into the tread and see if Lincoln’s head disappears into the tread, if it does you are above 2/32”.