By Denna Bowman
Continental came out on top when Which? magazine put 32 tyres in two popular sizes through their paces.
The Continental Premium Contact 2 tyres scored highest in both size categories after being put through rigorous tests in dry and severe wet conditions, on tarmac and on concrete.
Here’s what the Which? tyres testers had to say about the 205/55 R16 W, which had a total score of 69%.
‘The Continental PremimContact 2 offers first-rate handling on dry roads, good wet and dry braking and good resistance to aquaplaning in bends and on straight roads. It’s around average for noise, so motorway cruising speed shouldn’t be too much of a strain.’
And here’s what they had to say about the 185/60 R14 H, which had a total score of 73%.
‘With this Best Buy you’ll get excellent handling on dry roads, good wet and dry braking, and decent wet grip in bends and on straight roads. Rolling resistance is around average. It’s slightly noisier than some of the tyres we tested, but the tyre noise isn’t intrusive.’