Tyre test on video
Pop in to your local tyre fitter and you’ll have the choice of dozens of brands. Some will be expensive – up to £100 each, including fitting, for a basic Ford Focus or VW Golf – while others seem a snip at half the price.
There can’t be that much difference in performance, can there?
We pitted three premium tyres against three budget alternatives in a series of braking tests, and the results were shocking.
In the wet, the budget tyres took an average of 14 metres – the length of an articulated lorry – longer than the premium tyres to pull up from 70mph.
Watch the video
See our video of the test, then click below to read the full feature explaining why buying budget tyres could cost you dear…
Read the full feature here – Tyre test - why budget tyres could kill