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How to Choose Car Tyres for a Family Car


Family packing their car up, ready to go on a road trip out.

So you’ve got a family car and you’re struggling to find the right tyres? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know, to help you find the tyres perfect for your car. 

Many people choose tyres based on price alone, but that’s where they’re going wrong. The tyres that you ultimately decide on, can have a massive impact on your car’s overall performance. The way it drives accelerates and brakes. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. 

Tyre Size

When looking on a tyre site, such as Asda Tyres, one of the first things you’ll notice, is that you can enter your tyre sizes. This is hands down the best way to find out the selection of tyres that will fit your car. It will refine every tyre available in that size.

If you’re not sure on what size your tyres are, you can look at the markings on the sidewall of your tyre or in your vehicle’s handbook. The sidewall or handbook will tell you the width, profile, diameter and speed index of the tyres. The below image is an example of what the markings would look like on a tyre. 

Tyre sidewall with markings on it.

Price and Quality

There are three different ranks of tyre quality; premium, mid-range and budget. As you may expect, the higher the quality of tyre, the more expensive they become. Therefore it also comes down to how much you are willing to spend. 

The good news is that on our site, all of the tyres we sell, meet UK safety standards, so you can be ensured safety. The major differences come in performance and longevity.

Premium tyres are more likely to last longer and give you a better driving experience. You can also expect higher quality tyres to pay you back in the long run or if you are looking to sell your car soon. 

We would highly recommend a brand like Bridgestone. They are one of the biggest tyre brands known and produce some of the highest quality tyres as original equipment for car manufacturers.

Run Flat Tyres

As an additional suggestion for a family car, run-flat tyres could be a great option. Especially if you come across a puncture, they allow you to drive for quite a while before completely coming to a halt. This allows you to leave the road safely. 

Taking run-flats into consideration, however, must go hand in hand with the vehicles they are designed for. If you are unsure whether your vehicle can accommodate run-flat tyres, check your vehicle’s handbook or ask a member of the Asda Tyres team. 

We would recommend tyre such as Bridgestone DriveGuard’s. These premium tyres are designed to provide your cars with a TPMS system, to allow you to drive 50 mph, for 50 miles, after a puncture.

There you have it. Our guide on how to choose the best tyres for your family car. Hopefully, you’re full of confidence in going to get them new tyres. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact the team or visit our official blog, to see our other guides.

  • How to Choose Car Tyres for a Family Car
  • How to Choose Car Tyres for a Family Car

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