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What are the different types of tyres?

At Tyre Shopper, we sell a wide range of tyres. This can be slightly confusing when deciding on what tyres to buy for your vehicle, so in this article, we’ll break down all the different types of tyres that we sell so that you can find the perfect one for your needs.


Car Tyres

At Tyre Shopper, we stock all types of car tyres. We have a great selection for every vehicle manufacturer, with all tyres offering different attributes. Some of our bestselling car tyres are the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Avon ZV7. To find car tyres, enter your registration here.

4x4 Tyres

4x4 tyres are designed to be used for off-roading in 4x4s. These tyres offer extreme levels of durability, allowing you to drive over many different surfaces without the risk of a puncture. The hardened tyre compound also allows for extra grip on off-road surfaces, such as dirt, grass and all other terrains. The key part of 4x4 tyres is sizing, which you can find on your current tyre sidewalls. You need the correct tyre size on your 4x4 for off-roading, otherwise, the tyres won’t work.

Caravan Tyres

Caravan tyres are designed to carry a heavy load, to ensure that the tyres don’t bulge. If the tyres cannot carry the wait, a bulge could cause excessive wear and potentially a tyre blowout. When buying caravan tyres, make sure you look for tyres that are marked ‘C’ or ‘CP’. There are no key differences between caravan tyres and car tyres, apart from the ability to carry a heavier load.

Van Tyres

Similar to caravan tyres, van tyres are designed to carry heavy loads. This prevents them from wearing down quickly over long distances. Van tyres will allow you to drive thousands of miles before they need replacing, helping you save costs on your van. Van tyres are also designed for excellent fuel efficiency, thanks to improved rolling resistance. This will help you get more miles out of a tank of fuel.

Electric Vehicle Tyres

Electric vehicle tyres are reinforced in order to carry the heavier load of an electric vehicle’s battery and motor. These components way a lot more than traditional car engines, and therefore special tyres are required to carry the additional weight. EV tyres also help boost the battery range of the vehicle by improving rolling resistance.

Run Flat Tyres

Run-flat tyres are designed with reinforced sidewalls. This means that in the event of a puncture or air loss, the tyre will still be able to support the vehicle for a short distance. This allows you to get to a nearby garage for a tyre replacement or repair. You won’t be able to drive fast or far on the run-flat following a puncture, but it will last long enough for you to safely reach a garage.

All Season Tyres

All-season tyres are designed to be used in any weather condition or temperature. The tyres are ideal if you don’t want to change between summer and winter tyres. The tyre compound will provide excellent levels of grip in hold and old temperatures, allowing for great performance all year round.

Summer Tyres

Summer tyres should only be used in temperatures above 7 degrees Celsius. The rubber compound on summer tyres is designed to offer extreme levels of grip, especially in hot and dry conditions. The lower rolling resistance in summer tyres helps to improve fuel efficiency, meaning you can drive more miles on a full tank of fuel.

Winter Tyres

Winter tyres are designed to be used in temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius. They offer a unique tread pattern which prevents the tyre tread from becoming clogged with snow and ice. This allows for maximum traction in tricky conditions and keeps you safe on the road. The increased grip also improves rolling resistance, making your vehicle more fuel efficient.

Budget Tyres

Our budget tyres offer great value for money. These tyres are at the lowest price point of our tyre range but still offer great performance. Budget tyres are a great option if you aren’t looking for top-end performance, but still need a durable tyre that can offer great levels of grip and traction when needed.

Mid-Range Tyres

Mid-range tyres offer a midpoint between budget and premium tyres. You’ll be able to get plenty of performance from these tyres, whilst not paying premium prices.

Premium Tyres

Premium tyres offer maximum performance and durability, but at the highest price bracket. These tyres still offer great value for money, with durability lasting thousands of miles, meaning you’ll get plenty of tyre life. You’ll also benefit from improved fuel efficiency, due to premium tyres offering improved rolling resistance.


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