If you are thinking about buying some new tyres and want to do a bit of research, Which? has tested more than 100 car tyres to determine which are the best and worst.
With all the rain we have been having, wet braking is even more of a key issue you need to consider when buying your new tyres and the Which? test put this under the spotlight.
The Which? experts put the tyres through a rigorous test programme and the overall scores recorded include ratings for important performance factors such as dry braking, dry handling, wet braking, wet grip, noise, fuel economy and tyre wear.
It is interesting that the research reveals that price doesn’t necessarily mean a better tyre and that the difference between the best and worst tyres can be staggering.
According to the tests, the best tyres for wet braking stopped more than 15 metres earlier than the worst, which is important to know especially since the UK is suffering record rainfall levels which are flooding roads and making driving hazardous.
Also, the tests showed that the best tyres for wear lasted five years, compared to just two years for the worst and you coiul save £92 a year in fuel by having the most efficient tyres fitted to your vehicle.
To find out more about the Which tyre tests click here.
etyre supply and fit a wide range of new tyres to suit all driving styles and budgets. If you know which tyres you require you can order online now using the search box on the left. Alternatively you can call etyres national sales team on 0800 028 9000 or 0333 323 9000 for a local rate from a mobile for expert and impartial advice about which new tyres are right for you.
Denna Bowman, Head Office