The front tyres on my car are about to need replacing. In the past I've either punctured or the car has died before I've needed to replace the tyres so I've not paid much attention to tread life.
The tyres on there now are conti sport contacts and have done just over 20,000 miles. They are what came on the car. Am I better getting the same again (£60 plus fitting) or will some cheap and nasty tyres with really hard rubber for about £40 do just as well? Longevity is import for me as I do a lot of miles for work and don't drive in a spirited manner very often at all now.
I have noticed that the cheaper tyres have a better fuel economy rating too but if they last half as long then they'll be a waste of money.