Are budget tyres good? TyrExpo Africa has an answer

Is there any difference between tyres produced by Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear Dunlop, Continental and Yokohama and economically priced budget tyres. The TyrExpo Africa, leading tyre and garage event in the continent, addresses this question. The Expo takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa from April 10-12, 2018. The event will see an extensive amount of tyres being promoted ranging from leading manufacturers brands as well as the increasingly popular budget labels.

Ahead of the show, SingEx’s PR Consultant, John Stone has done a research comparing branded and budget tyres.

“Industry experts opine that at high speeds in wet conditions a premium tyre fitted to the vehicle has a definite advantage. Budget tyres will take an average distance of 14 metres (the length of an articulated lorry) longer than premium tyres to stop at a speed of 70 mph. Whilst premium tyres are significantly quieter than their budget-priced rivals. Budget tyres do not necessarily represent poor quality and the measure comes down to what a motorist actually expects from their tyres. They are more suited to driving at slightly slower speeds and for urban roads and cars that average annual low mileage. Therefore these brands seem perfect for second family vehicles where distance is not so much of an issue,” the research finds out.

The research reveals that budget brands are more suited for urban area driving at slower speeds in cars that only do relatively low mileage. However, for higher speed levels on motorways and extended annual mileage, major brands are the right choice.