Budget tyres vs continental brand

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  1. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    hi - have to change the front tyres and I was wondering if continental brand worth the extra cash vs a budget one ? for my transit I was quoted £235 for a pair of continental and £90 for a pair of budget tyres

    continental is a popular brand however cost a lot more .. what shall i get ?! cheers
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Depends what sort of mileage you do a year I suppose but budget tyres just do me just fine.
     
  3. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    The main benefit of brand tyres are significantly improved braking & cornering grip eg Continental tyre can stop you by a couple of car lengths over a budget tyre particularly in wet weather. Basically comes down more assured peace of mind versus extra pounds in pocket.
     
  4. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    yeah in the wet budget tyres are pretty cr-p all round and branded tyres far better
    if you dont travel far/fast i would go budget
    if ya lewis hamilton type branded probably best
     
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    If they were that bad they would ban budget tyres surely?
    Sound like product sales brain washing to me :rolleyes:
     
  6. PureClearYork

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    Have used budget tyres on my Transit at £90 a pair. Absolutely no problems in any weather and the wear on them is fine. All comes down to how you drive, especially if laden with a full tank of water.


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    i always go budget and had no problems...now ...i sticking to ...nexen ...cause they dont seem to go down much and i hate pumping up tyres...hey no way i pay 50p to pump em up at the garage...on safety grounds the garages should provide free air...the robin b..oops..nearly...:rofl:
     
  8. boarcity

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    iv found that formula one autocentres do the best tyre deals, by a good 20 quid compared to most others .
     
  9. Smurf

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    I will check them out next time...nice one :thumbsup:
     
  10. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    They're not bad but like virtually every other product you can buy there's a superior version for more money eg waterfed poles!!
     
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