14 April 2016 · Motoring Tips & Advice

5 Tips to Get the Right Tyres for your Hyundai | Phil Gilbert Hyundai

The right tyres can significantly alter your driving experience. When a tyre runs down, it is important to know what to look for before getting a new one. At Phil Gilbert Hyundai, we want to ensure the safety and positive driving experience for our customers. Here are five tips on what to look for when choosing the right tyres for your Hyundai.


1. Find the correct size of your tyres

There are several ways to find the correct size of your tyres before looking for the perfect replacements. First, we recommend you look at the vehicle owner’s manual where all of the information relating to the tyre size, specifications, and the appropriate tyre pressure are available.

If the owner’s manual is misplaced, typically the side of the door will feature an information sticker with all of the details necessary. Another solution is to check the tyre directly. Most tyres feature numbers and letters to write down and use later on to research the proper tyre necessary. 


2. Consider the driving conditions in your area

Now that you know the exact size of your tyres, it’s time to know the type of tyre you are looking for. Different types of tyres can accommodate different conditions and usages, based on your personal needs and lifestyle. It is important to take time to think about the weather conditions in your area and the type of road you will face most of the time.

For example, if you drive most often in a city, look for tyres with optimum braking distance for both dry and wet roads. Since you are more likely to frequently stop and start while driving in a city, look for tyres with increased longevity and low rolling resistance to save fuel. 


3. Know your driving style

If you are looking for comfort during long distance travels or through the city, the perfect tyre for your Hyundai will have a lower speed rating. A lower speed rating will improve the vibration throughout the car and the noise level the tyres make. For a more precise ride and better control, look for high performance tyres with a higher speed rating.  

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4. Do not mix sizes

Your safety may be at risk if the tyres on a Hyundai are of different sizes and types. Mixing tyres may affect the handling and stability of the vehicle especially if one of the tyres is smaller and has a lesser load carrying capacity. 

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5. Ask a professional

Before purchasing a new set of tyres, make sure to get all of the information you need from a trained professional. They are very familiar with all of the models and types of tyres that best fit a particular car over another. Ask what they recommend based on your needs and lifestyle. Make sure to know what service is included in the price, and if other services are available.

Also, don’t settle for a set of tyres based on the best price or availability alone as they are likely to be able to order tyres to be delivered in just a few days. Good tyres are a smart investment as they will last longer, help you save on fuel, and keep you safe on the road. 

For more information on how to choose the best tyres for your Hyundai, contact Phil Gilbert Hyundai in Lidcombe or Croydon today and book a test drive