Types Of Tyres (Tires) And Their Uses

Although you may think “a tyre is a tyre”, the opposite is actually true. To get the best out of your vehicle and ensure maximum safety on the road, it’s important to pick the best tyre for the job. As well as ensuring the tread depth is at the optimum level, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tyres attached to your vehicle.

As the only part of the car in contact with the road, it’s important to get this right. Luckily, there is plenty of different tyres, all of which are able to match when and where you drive.

If you’re not sure which tire is best for you, then read on for our handy guide to choosing your car tires.

Types of Car Tyres

Summer Tyres

As the name suggests, summer tyres provide ample grip in both wet and dry conditions during the warmer summer months in the UK.

Although called summer tyres, in the UK these tyres are used all year round, as there doesn’t tend to be extreme weather. For example, the maximum average temperature ranges from 7.1 degrees in January to 22.4 in July – therefore the weather is relatively consistent all year round.

All-season Tyres

As the name suggests, these tyres are great for all seasons and weather conditions. A solid all-rounder, these tyres are known as the jack of all trades and are an excellent mix of both summer and winter tyres.

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For average driving, these tyres are probably your safest bet.

Winter Tyres

In hazardous winter weather such as heavy snow, ice, or rainfall, winter tyres ensure optimum safety. Designed to tackle the worst type of weather, these tyres are a great investment if you plan on driving during the depths of winter.

Run-flat Tyres

One of the best inventions in the automotive industry, these tyres make light work of potholes! Though expensive, if someone occurs a flat tyres, these will allow you to carry on driving for 50 miles. Especially handy if you live remotely or just want that extra peace of mind, these tyres are well worth the investment if you can afford them.

What Next?

Once you’ve decided on your tyre of choice, it is important to ensure they are well maintained to increase their longevity. By regularly checking your tyres and driving carefully, you can make your tyres last longer and journeys safer.

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