Premium Brands vs Budget Tyres

Familiar Brand Names

When it comes to buying tyres for their car, customers now have more choices than ever before. Go into any tyre shop today, and the chances are that you’ll never have heard of many of the brands that are being offered to you. Of course, we’re all familiar with brands such as Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, Goodyear and the likes, but the number of tyre manufacturers has increased dramatically in recent years. Much of this has to do with the Chinese market.

Affordable Tyres vs Premium Brands

The emergence of the cheap “budget tyre” has certainly given motorists a more affordable option when it comes to buying new tyres.  Budget tyres are great for 95% of motorists 99% of the time. However drivers should bear in mind that the “cheap tyre” won’t last as long or perform as well as a more expensive tyre – basically lot more research, design, development and engineering goes into the better-known brands.

Mid-Range Tyres

The big brand manufacturers have recognised the demand for the cheaper tyre and have had to take action to compete with the budget brands. Many now produce competitively priced well-engineered tyres under a different name – these “mid-range” tyres benefit from their parent companies vast experience in tyre design and manufacturing and therefore offer better performance. One such example is the Kormoran brand that is currently stocked in all Tyreland depots. Kormoran is a Michelin owned company that produces its tyres in a European state of the art factory. The brand offers motorists an alternative to the Chinese budget brands but often only costs a few Euros more. Why not call into your nearest Tyreland depot where our expert staff can advise on the options available for your car.


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