Car Tyres: There Are Several Types To Choose From

Unless you are a motoring enthusiast or regularly read car magazines, you may not be aware of the range of tyres that you can choose from for your car. We give you the lowdown on some of the most common. The standard all-season tyre is the most obvious example. They are suitable for use all year round and probably came with your car as part of the package when you bought it. They’re good for regular use and have a long life as they’re made from hard rubber.
Depending on the type of car you have, you could also go for a performance tyre. These are especially good for cars that require increased handling performance. They’re not good for use in the rain and so you can only use them year round if you live in a warm, dry area. They’re sometimes known as ‘summer tyres’ because they’re at their best in dry weather. Their shelf life is short due to being made from soft rubber, although this increases their grip.
The winter tyre is a good option if you live somewhere with harsh winters and generally rough conditions, such as lots of snow. One option with these is to get little metal studs embedded in the tread. This improves their already heightened Used Trucks For Sale In New Zealand grip capabilities and makes them excellent for driving in tough weather conditions as well as the difficulties of driving in winter. They will, however, damage the road and wear out quickly if you try to use them in dry weather.
Another type of tyre you may want to consider is the all terrain tyre. These are most commonly found on off-road vehicles as they can be very noisy if you use them on standard roads. They have increased grip from a large tread block pattern and their stiff sidewalls means they can cope with unexpected potholes and challenging terrain. They’re great for using on loose surfaces such as dirt and sand and there is a special mud tyre available for use on mud.
The final type of tyre in our guide is a relatively new concept that is just starting to take off and is often found as standard on brand new cars. This is the ‘run flat’ tyre, which does as the name suggests: it makes it easier for you to New Vs Used Car Calculator continue driving if you get a puncture without massively affecting the handling. They can operate without air, but this must only be done for a short distance at reduced speed and you should always repair the tyre as soon as possible.

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