I'm selling my car - will fitting budget tyres put buyers off?

I have an Audi Q7 with 55k miles on the clock. I'm hoping to trade up to another Q7 in the coming weeks/months. The tyres at the moment have approx 3mm of tread so I may well have to replace them shortly. Premium tyres will set me back between £1k and £1200. I've come across Pace Imperos on Black Circles at a much lower price with some reasonable reviews from Q7 and VW Touareg owners. They don't seem to be widely available. Have you come across them before and should I consider them?

Asked on 10 May 2024 by oldcarliol

Answered by David Ross
If you are planning to sell your car, there is a decision to be made on how saleable you want to make it and what kind of price you are hoping to get for it. Some buyers will be put off by tyres that approaching the legal limit, some will be happy that it has new tyres and not be bothered about the brand, while some will see four brand new premium tyres and be impressed as it suggests the previous owner took good care of the vehicle. There is nothing inherently wrong with budget tyre brands, but some buyers may be put off.
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