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How do I choose the right tyre for my car?

How do I choose the right tyre for my car?

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How to Choose The Right Tyre

How to Choose The Right Tyre

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2014 Top 15 Summer Tyre Test

2014 Top 15 Summer Tyre Test

The Premiums This test had a slightly strange mix of tyres on show from the premium manufacturers. Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear and Dunlop provided their premium touring tyres, whereas Continental and Dunlop provided their ultra high performance summer tyres. With the test weighted towards wet performance and price per mile, Michelin got the balance spot on with the Michelin Primacy 3 thanks to its excellent all round performance combined with exceptionally low wear. Pirelli scored a strong second with their updated P7 Cinturato, the Eco Impact, and Continental rounded out the top three with the Sport Contact 5 having another strong all round performance. Surprisingly, Goodyear were beaten to fourth position by Fulda, who are owned by Goodyear and considered a sub brand, thanks to the SportControls excellent value for money, while the sister tyre from Dunlop had to settle for 13th place thanks to very high wear – it scored strongly in all other tests. Bridgestone finished the test second to last, again thanks to high wear, which is unusual for a Bridgestone tyre. The Rest As mentioned Fulda had a very strong showing to finish fourth – while it only scored joint highest in the comfort test, an all round strong performance coupled with a low price earned its excellent finish. Sava, another Goodyear Dunlop brand finished in sixth, showing there are some very promising mid range brands out there if you’re not overly interested in dynamic qualities, which this test largely ignored. A couple of new brands took seventh and ninth place, sandwiching the established Kumho in eighth. Nexen and Hankook finished the tenth and twelfth, leaving this round of the Korean battle won by Kumho. The Results 1st: Michelin Primacy 3 Total: 46 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Comfort: 7 / Noise: 7 / Wear: 10 Positive: The Michelins performed flawlessly, with sharp dynamic handling, low fuel consumption and the best wear, meaning the price per mile was class leading. An all round briliant tyre Negative: None 2nd: Pirelli Cinturato P 7 Ecoimpact Total: 41 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 6 / Comfort: 6 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 9 Positive: The Pirelli is a very balanced summer tyre with excellent braking on wet and dry roads, precise steering response, and low wear Negative: Aquaplaning 3rd: Continental Sport Contact 5 Total: 40 / Dry: 9 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7 /...

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Benefits of Buying Premium Car Tyres

Benefits of Buying Premium Car Tyres

The tyres on your car are the components that make the vehicle “go” literally. They play an important role in maintaining the overall functional efficiency of the car and ensuring safety. Importance of Premium Tyres Yet this is one area car owners tend to neglect. While replacing tyres, the temptation is to use inexpensive tyres. While cheaper tyres may appear to be cost effective initially, they tend to wear out faster, requiring more frequent replacements. And of course, the safety they provide is questionable. It is always best to opt for premium range of tyres like Bridgestone tyres, Pirelli tyres etc, which may be expensive, but which have been tested under the most stringent conditions and guarantee the highest standards of safety and performance. Several options for car finance are also available for tyre replacement. Time to Replace Your Tyres? Regularly check the condition of your tyres, particularly if you clock in a high daily mileage and especially through roads that have seen better days. Cheap tyres will wear out sooner on difficult roads. Indications that tyres need replacement include bulging, splits and cracks. Besides being unsafe, such tyres also reduce efficiency, enhancing fuel consumption. Replace such tyres at the earliest. And use only premium tyres like Bridgestone for replacement. The Premium Tyre Advantage Premium tyre manufacturers like Bridgestone, Pirelli, etc. pay considerable attention to every aspect of their tyres right from raw material selection to the processes involved up to the testing of the product. Obviously, their tyres will be a little expensive as compared to the non premium tyres. But it is worth making the investment because of the assurance of safety, quality and performance. Premium tyre manufacturers use better grade materials that have higher wear resistance. So the premium tyres last much longer over bad stretches of roads. Premium winter tyres Driving in winter poses unique challenges as the tyres have to contend with difficult on-ground conditions that may vary from slippery ice to slush or even snow. Premium tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone has launched an entire range of winter tyres that will cater to the varying severities of winter across Europe. These products include the Bridgestone A001 Weather control and the Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 amongst others. These premium tyres take care of two important concerns of winter driving by preventing skidding on slippery surfaces and reducing the distance travelled before stopping once brakes are applied. Technological Innovation Offered by Premium Tyres Premium tyres manufacturers are constantly researching...

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Summer VS Winter tyres – Warm weather performance

Summer VS Winter tyres – Warm weather performance

There’s no discussion that winter tyres offer more grip than summer ones in temperatures below 5-7c, and that below 0f that performance gap is even wider, but how do winter tyres do when the sun is out and the temperature is high? To answer this we’ve used the 2010 Auto Bild All Season tyre test which was conducted during the summer months. Primarily an all season tyre test, Auto Bild were kind enough to include a summer and winter tyre for comparative purposes. The results Unsurprisingly the summer tyres won the dry and wet tests, but the winter tyre averaged just over 10% behind it’s summer counterpart which is closer than expected. During the snow test, the summer tyre had less than 50% of the grip. The all season tyre had similar properties to the winter tyre, offering a little more grip in the dry and wet, and a little less grip in the snow. This just goes to prove the naming terms the tyre industry use are too generalised, as we’re quite confident another brand of ??all season tyre?? would mirror the summer tyres performance. Our advice? If you commute during the winter and rely on your car to get to work, winter tyres will give superior grip on cold mornings without sacrificing more than 10% of summer tyre performance during the odd freak warm...

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