Porsche, as with other premium vehicle manufacturers spends time and resource working directly with tyre manufacturers testing, modifying and optimizing tyres for each range of cars. The result of all this development work is that they have tyre constructions specific to themselves.
To ensure that the correct tyres are chosen, Porsche tyres have a symbol on the sidewall of the tyre, the N rating, to differentiate them from other specifications of the same tyre size or pattern The first version of a new model will be noted as N0, if a update to the model is brought in, it may be that a modified version of tyre is also brought in, this would be noted as N1,with later version being N2, N3 Etc.
Choosing the right tyres and correctly maintaining them makes a vital difference to your vehicle's dynamics and safety, optimising its handling, cornering and braking. For correct performance of the vehicle, it is preferable when tyres are getting to the end of their life 2-3 mm tread remaining, if sets of tyres are fitted, with the same N number and brand. It could be though where maximum performance is used the driven axle tyres wear out first. In such situations we recommend a pair of tyres of the same type and N number as the other axle.
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Our Tyre Prices - All Inclusive
At Bush Tyres the price you see is the price you pay. This is what makes us different from our competitors:
The highest quality, state of the art tyre mounting machine, removes your old tyre from the wheel rim.
The used tyre is correctly disposed of, to a registered tyre casing company, who are at the forefront of environmental disposal, being TAFF award winners.
A new valve is fitted to the wheel, with high speed tyres having a metal valve cap fitted to maintain the highest standards.
The new tyre is correctly mounted on the wheel, overinflated to ensure correct wheel seating, the reduced to the specified pressure, taking into account the vehicle operation.
The new wheel and tyre unit is the balanced using the latest balancer technology. When the tyre has bedded in, sometimes it can go a little out of balance. The price of this service includes a free of charge rebalance, to ensure the best driving experience.
The tyre and wheel unit is refitted to the vehicle, with the nuts correctly tightened to the correct torque, with correctly calibrated torque wrenches.
Where two tyres are fitted, the pressures of the remaining tyres are checked and adjusted for the correct pressure.
In summary, the prices included on this website include
Removal of the old tyre
Environmentally disposal of the old tyre
Correct fitting of the new tyre, with the valve replaced with a new rubber valve
Metal valve cap fitted on all high speed tyres
Balancing of the wheel with standard weights for up to 16" tyres
On 17" tyres and above, the price includes alloy weights
Our balancing machines have the ability to balance the wheel in various ways, (twin plane on the inside of the wheel, adhesive, hidden behind spokes etc;) additional charges will be made for these services. The manager of the store will be delighted to explain the options.
All tyres marked as Economy on the Bush website come with standard wheel balance charges.