Avon tyres have a long association with British motorsport and have been manufacturing tyres for over 100 years its Wiltshire base in Melksham. In August 2006 Avon’s automotive division was sold to American interests and became Avon Automotive Holdings Inc., however all Avon tyres are developed in the UK.
Avon tyres continue to earn good reviews from both customers and independent industry tests alike. Renowned for economical tread wear and fantastic fuel economy, they offer quality and affordability for drivers. Its premium car tyre is the ZZ5, an ultra-high-performance tyre and in all sizes it scores an ‘A’-rating for wet grip under EU tyre labelling regulations.
Avon’s history is closely linked to British Motorsport. It's this Motorsport heritage which has led to marque brands fitting Avon as original equipment (OE) to vehicles such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Land Rover.
Avon has a range of tread patterns to suit car, van, motor cycle and 4x4 vehicles.
Popular Avon Tread Patterns
The Avon ZZ5 tyres feature an inner shoulder designed to give high contact pressures to promote even wear. Large continuous central grooves channel water away from wet roads efficiently. This tyre also has a wide shoulder to optimise the vehicle’s handling. It is suitable for a range of high-performance cars and is aimed very much at the more demanding driver.
The ZZ3, is another premium tyre suitable for high-performance and sports cars. It is designed to offer superb wet weather grip and excellent road holding. It features a rim flange protector to stop alloy wheels being scuffed or damaged by kerbs.
Avon is particularly known for its Ranger tyres for 4x4s. The Ranger is designed for 4x4s which spend their life on-road or off-road. Ranger tyres are built for extreme off-roading capability as well as on-road comfort. They offer increased traction in all terrains and unique tread patterns.
Avon’s ZT5 is a more multi-purpose tyre, particularly suitable for smaller and compact cars. It is available in a wide range of sizes. It offers good value, excellent steering response and very high build quality, meaning extended tyre life.