27th February 2019
How better to have your experience, expertise and effort recognised than to receive an award? It’s an acknowledgement that those around you value your achievement and performance, no matter the field. When it comes to the automotive sector, and tyres in particular, there’s only one manufacturer that consistently wins the top awards – Continental.
And not just any awards; we’re talking the Oscars of tyre awards, the one that all premium tyre manufacturers dream of winning the most – the Auto Express Tyre Test Award. Bestowed by the UK’s biggest selling weekly car magazine, the award is conferred on the very best summer, winter and all-season tyres. There’s one award for each category, and competition amongst tyre makers is fierce. So to win one award is impressive, two of them remarkable. But to win all three awards across each of the categories in a single year – well, it’s simply astonishing.
Until 2018, no tyre manufacturer had ever achieved this fabled treble – that is until Continental stepped up and delivered three outstanding tyres for UK drivers; the PremiumContact™ 6, the WinterContact™ TS 860, and the AllSeasonContact™. These superb premium tyres completely outclassed the competition.
Driving on Continentals is the smart choice
The Auto Express Tyre Awards are bestowed on the best tyres. The better your tyres are, the safer you’ll be on the road – and there’s nothing better than award winning Continentals. Auto Express’ independent tyre testing is recognised as being incredibly thorough and totally impartial. Consider what the magazine had to say about each of Continental’s three award winning tyres:
Summer Tyre Test 2018 winner PremiumContact™ 6
“The PremiumContact™ 6 was the best tyre to drive in both wet and dry, there was a liveliness to its handling that no rival could match and few could get close to. In the wet, the PremiumContact™ 6 was in a league of its own, the sharpness was there on the wet track with a strong front end pulling you through turns - where rivals just pushed wide.
The tyres’ consistent performance across a range of testing led towards another fantastic win for Continental and the PremiumContact™ range.”
Winter Tyre Test 2018 winner WinterContact™ TS 860
“A third victory on the trot for the TS 860, which could almost be designed for British winters. Continental set the pace in the wet braking and handling, and felt sharp on the track, with impressive traction in corners. It’s rare that a tyre picks up a hat-trick of wins in our tests, but the Continental TS 860 has done exactly that, yet again putting together a series of top results in all weathers.”
All-Season Tyre Test 2018 winner AllSeasonContact™
“Just a quick look at the results is enough to show which was the dominant tyre in this test. No matter what the surface, the AllSeasonContact™ was on the podium. Continental may have come late to the all-season party, but it has made a winning entrance. A great test debut that shows how an all-season tyre should perform.”
Continental have an unrivalled heritage of award winning tyres
UK motorists have enjoyed the benefits of Continental’s high quality premium tyres for many years. It’s down to their continued investment in research and development, which has always lead to new and improved tyres. If Continentals are already fitted to your car, you’ll need no reminding of the precision performance and safety characteristics that these tyres provide you with – ensuring you can brake, overtake and corner with supreme confidence on any dry or wet road surface.
If you haven’t got Continental’s fitted, isn’t it time for a rethink? Premium tyres completely outperform budgets, and the same is also true of part worns which, frankly, can be extremely dangerous and are a false economy. In exact like-for-like comparison tests – like the Auto Express Tyre Test Awards – premium tyres always outperform their budget rivals, delivering vastly greater grip, handling, performance and safety characteristics. No wonder one in three cars that roll off the production lines of Europe are fitted with Continental OE (Original Equipment).
For expert tyre advice, talk to Merityre
At Merityre we offer a complete range of Continental summer, winter and all-season tyres to drivers in southern England. Visit one of our twenty-four branches and speak with a member of our experienced team of tyre professionals today, or search for your ideal Continental online.