One of the strongest deciding factors for needing different types of tyres is the season, especially if there is the tendency for more extreme temperatures than average in your area. For example, blistering heat waves during the summer can severely damage a standard pair of tyres, not to mention that excessive friction can make the driving experience uncomfortable and unsafe. Icy roads during the winter are also equally dangerous, which is why winter tyres are apt for the season, as they provide better grip and traction through the snow-covered roads.
Gas mileage and durability also are crucial factors for choosing tyres. These correspond with your driving habits and the kind of roads that your vehicle traverses. When the tyres you picked are not the optimal ones for your driving habits, your car engine takes the brunt of the effort to compensate, which affect fuel consumption. It’s worth investigating the kind of environment you go through with your car and then adjust your tyre type accordingly to protect your engine and help you save on gas.
Additionally, some countries have varying regulations of tyre usage, especially towards studded winter tyres. Some US states only allow studded tyres during a specific period, while others either outright ban the use or have no problem with this kind of tyres. Before you equip your vehicle with a specific tyre type, make sure to check in with the legal regulations to not risk getting fined over your usage.
Lastly, your budget will also have something to say about the quality of your tyres. If you’re on a tight budget, it might take a bit more scrutiny and research on the tyres that you’re considering to make sure that you’re selling yourself short on durability, speed, performance, quality, and safety just to save a few bucks.