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Buying new tyres can be a challenge due to all of the options to consider. In this article we are going to take you through all the different types of tyre, the different price ranges, best brands and different features of tyres that you will want to take into consideration when you are purchasing. 

What are the best summer tyres?

Summer tyres are engineered to work at optimum levels in warm temperatures typically in summer.  They offer advantages such as improved speed and agility, increased cornering and braking capabilities, less grooving, less noise and they are a lot cheaper than all season tyres.

Thetirelab.com has rated the Continental SportContact 6 as number 1 which is a favourite amongst high-performance car drivers as it offers superb technical specs, but we also offer a huge range of tyres to choose from.

What are the best winter tyres?

Just as summer tyres are optimized to work in hot summer temperhardening, sipes in the tyre to prevent aquaplaning and a deep tread pattern to improve grip and handling in harsher conditions, specifically snow.

According to carmagazine.co.uk the best winter tyre is the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 due to very safe driving characteristics under all test conditions.

What are the best all season tyres?

All season tyres are engineered to offer both the benefits of summer tyres and winter tyres to enable year round use. Summer tyres and winter tyres may perform better in each of their perspective months however the ability to use these tyres all year round make them more practical, convenient and cost effective in the long run. 

Carbibles.com has rated the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 as the best all season tyre on the market. 

What are the best budget tyres?

The obvious biggest advantage of budget tyres is the lower initial purchase price making them more affordable initially.  Budget tyres would be best for drivers who only drive infrequently and therefore have low annual mileage.

Some good branded budget tyres include Westlake tyres, Lanvigator tyres and Minvera tyres.

What are the best mid-range tyres?

Mid-range tyres are an extremely popular choice for drivers with moderate annual mileages. Mid-range tyres offer excellent durability, but at a more affordable price than premium tyres as the brands still invest heavily in design and testing. 

Highly rated mid-range brands include Avon tyres, Cooper tyres, Firestone, Sailun and Yokohama.

What are the best premium tyres?

Premium tyres are the most expensive tyre on the market initially but the performance that these tyres provide makes them well worth their value. Premium tyres are the most cost effective in the long run as you can get the most miles out of them before they wear down, the tyres are constructed out of higher quality rubber meaning they are more durable and the braking distance is considerably less than budget and mid-range tyres. Premium tyres are also the most fuel efficient tyres on the market.

 The best premium tyre brands include Pirelli, Dunlop, Continental, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin tyres

What is the best tyre brand?

Bridgestone is one of the top tyre manufactures worldwide. They have a reputation for creating the best quality tyres on the market through themselves and other brands that they own such as Firestone.

What are the most durable tyres?

Consumerreports.org has revealed that during their tests Michelin tyres stood out with all the models tested meeting or exceeding their mileage warranty. The longest wearing tyre came from Pirelli making it the most durable.

What are the best Eco friendly tyres?

Eco friendly tyres work by producing a tyre with a lower rolling resistance, this means that less engine power is used rotating the tyre saving power and fuel therefore less harmful emissions are produced.

A highly recommended eco-friendly tyre is the Bridgestone Escopia range. Bridgestone claim fuel savings of up to 5.7%.

What are the best run flat tyres?

Run flat technology is a very smart feature that enables drivers to carry on driving with a puncture for up to 50 miles at a speed of up to 50mph. This is done by reinforced sidewalls that stay rigid despite the loss of air from a puncture, making them very convenient and safe for drivers. 

Autoguide.com rate the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP as their number 1 pick for run flat tyres.

How do I find my tyre size?

The tyre size is located on the side of the tyre

  1. The first set of numbers represents width of the tyre in millimetres
  2. The second set of numbers is the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width
  3. The third set of numbers is the diameter of the tyre's inner rim in inches
  4. The last 2 numbers are the Load Rating of the Tyre
  5. The last letter is the speed rating

Should I use pre owned tyres?

There are a number of strict rules and regulations in place but it is legal to buy and resell tyres. There are some benefits to buying pre owned tyres such as it is cost effective rather than buying brand new ones. Despite this it is recommended that you make an investment on new tyres as pre owned tyres are typically less safe due to worn down grip and they will last nowhere near as long as new tyres will.

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