Arnold Clark

What are
budget tyres?

Searching for new tyres on a budget? Look no further.

Maintaining safe, reliable tyres is an important part of motoring. There are lots of different types of tyres available, with budget options a popular choice because of their low price.

Budget tyres come with many misconceptions, many that they are less safe than premium tyres. While they do offer value for money, budget tyres are still subject to the same checks and safety regulations as their more expensive counterparts. They’re best suited to driving on urban roads at slower speeds or for low-mileage cars.

What tyres should I buy?
Tyre types explained

When buying new tyres, there are five main types you can choose from. We take a look at each in detail so you can make the best choice.

What tyre should I buy?

Our budget tyre
recommendation

At Arnold Clark, we are proud to be the exclusive retailer for Orium tyres. Considered a ‘budget’ tyre brand, Orium tyres are safe and affordable and available at all of our service centres, starting from only £28.

We choose to stock and supply Orium tyres because they have an excellent safety rating. This safety rating is partly due to their directional tread pattern with three wide longitudinal grooves providing effective evacuation of water and good stability.

Looking for a tyre quote? Just fill out our short enquiry form and a member of our tyre team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Top five tyre sizes

Rating Size Model Price
1 155/65/14 Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, Citroën C1 £28.00
2 175/65/14 Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Toyota Yaris, Fiat 500 £30.94
3 175/65/15 Fiat Punto, Mini One £37.54
4 185/60/15 Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio £36.21
5 185/65/15 Peugeot 308, Citroën C4, Vauxhall Astra £35.17

Tyre safety

You can ensure your current tyres are both safe and legal with a free tyre safety check from your local Arnold Clark Service centre or you can watch our videos on how to check your tyre tread depth and tyre pressures.

How to check your tyre tread depth
How to check your tyre pressure