The perfect all-round tyre, matching performance with safety.
Run flat tyres are only suitable for vehicles designed to have this type of tyre fitted.
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Fuel efficiency is important to reduce your driving costs and co2 emissions. This category will be rated from A, which will be the most efficient and which will mean you'll use the least amount of fuel, to category G, which is the least fuel efficient.
This category is important to your safety as it will affect how quickly you will be able to reach a stop in wet conditions. Wet braking performance will also be rated from A-G, with A rated tyres providing the shortest braking distance in wet conditions and G rated tyres providing the longest.
This category will demonstrate the external rolling noise made by your tyres, rated in three categories. Three black waves on the label will illustrate that the tyre produces the highest amount of sound pollution compared to one black wave which indicates that the tyres will emit the lowest amount of noise.
Until the release of the winter tyre, summer tyres were known simply as regular tyres. Where winter tyres are optimised to deliver a safe drive in snowy and icy conditions, summer tyres are specifically designed to provide high performance, superior aquaplaning resistance and shorter braking distances when temperatures reach 7°c or higher.
There are many differences between summer and winter tyres as each has been specifically designed to meet seasonal demands.
Summer tyres are designed with a softer rubber compound than winter tyres, which allows them to grip the ground more tightly - enhancing stability and offering higher levels of performance. When temperatures drop below 7°c, however, this compound will stiffen whereas the compound used in winter tyres will retain its flexibility. Winter tyres are designed with more grooves so that they have better traction on snow.
In addition, tread patterns differ between winter and summer tyres. Surprisingly, summer tyres offer a greater performance in wet conditions as the tread pattern is optimised to help evacuate water and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
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