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Do Your Car Tyres Suit Your Needs?

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To the untrained eye, all tyres work in a similar fashion, working for all journey types in any weather condition. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. While tyre types may look similar, when you take into consideration the different car models, tyre brands, and seasonal requirements, tyre variations begin to arise.

Not every type of tyre will suit every type of car all year round, but understanding the difference between the variations is paramount for your road safety. Not sure if you’ve got the right wheels on the road? Have a look at the options available at TyrePlus.

Do Your Car Tyres Suit Your Needs?

Fuel Efficient Tyres

Any car owner will agree the most frequent cost concerned with running a car is fuel. Commuters alike spend thousands each year to keep their car topped up, ready to make that morning trip to work. But, did you know your tyres can affect the amount of fuel you use?

It has been stated that rolling resistance can amount to 20% of a vehicles fuel consumption. Tyre manufacturers are, therefore, always looking for ways to reduce rolling resistance. If you’re looking for fuel-efficient tyres, take note of the ratings labels. A signifies a good fuel-efficient tyre, while F means the tyres aren’t very fuel efficient.

Run Flat Tyres

Relatively new to the market the run flat tyres are designed to minimise the loss of handling and performance when a puncture has occurred. Allowing vehicles to be driven after a puncture for a short distance to a garage where the tyre can be changed.

High-Performance Tyres

These tyres are designed for high-performance vehicles and are available in a variety of options depending on the vehicle brand. These tyres provide specialist grip, traction and responsiveness in all conditions at higher speeds.

Weather Tyres

Weather tyres are suitable for all vehicle types. They are used depending on the season, for optimum driving capability in all weather conditions.

Summer Tyres

Summer tyres are designed to be driven at ambient temperatures about 7 degrees. They provide vehicles with flexibility, optimum grip and precise handling, ideal in dry conditions if the tyre tread is stiff.

Winter Tyres

These tyres are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, which has seen a recent flurry of winter weather hit the country. Using winter tyres improve vehicles grip dramatically in the worst of weather conditions.

All-Weather Tyres

Known as the most popular tyre purchase, the all-weather tyre allows drivers to complete any journey regardless of the weather forecast. Although they are great for all weather conditions, when the weather does take a turn for the worst and the ice and snow sets in it is advised to upgrade your tyres to winter tyres as all-weather tyres are not specifically designed for a particular weather condition.

So do your car tyres suit your needs?

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Lucy

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