Use pressure washers on tyres with care
Take care when using a self-service car wash. Weather and road conditions during winter lend a patina of filth to many cars during the winter months, but tyre maker Continental warns that DIY car washes can be punishing to tyres.
Rolling resistance optimised Continental tyres for VW ID.3
Three years after first appearing as a concept at the Paris Motor Show, the VW ID.3 has entered production as Volkswagen’s first dedicated electric model. Buyers can choose from three battery sizes and two motors. In order to minimise rolling resistance, VW has opted to fit the ID.3 with Continental EcoContact 6 tyres as original equipment.
Michelin the most Googled tyre brand
Michelin is the most search tyre brand on Google in Europe, according to price comparison site Rezulteo. Rezulteo studied the popularity of tyre brands in Europe using Google search volume data for tyre manufacturers in each country from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019. The study took “brand name” + “tyre” queries in the official languages of each European country into account.
Auto Bild’s top winter tyres for 2019/20
Auto Bild has published the results of its 2019 winter tyre test. As expected, premium brands dominate the victors’ podium. But that’s not to say the test didn’t deliver a surprise or two. Tyre maker Apollo Vredestein has particular reason to like this year’s results: Two of its products achieved the top ‘exemplary’ rating.
The best and worst performing tyres-245/35 R19
Ever wondered what the difference between the best performing tyres and the worst performing tyres is? They’re all just black around round, right? Wrong. There are huge differences between the top and the bottom of the tree. Motoring journalist Jonny Smith recently put together this video, which illustrates the contrast beautifully.
Auto Bild test stirs up worn tyre debate
As we shared in July, progress is being made towards a wet grip test for worn tyres. Michelin actively supports this. Through its Long Lasting Performance (LLP) strategy, it claims that driving on tyres to the legal tread depth of 1.6mm can be safe. But as a new tyre test shows, the subject is one where opinions vary.
Victory for Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport in Tyre Reviews’ UHP test
Prefer to watch a tyre test than read about it? Then you’ve come to the right place. Tyre Reviews has tested eight brands of UHP tyre and presented the proceedings in a 16-minute video. As far as we’re aware this is the first full-video test ever published – but we’re certain it won’t be the last.
Mystery tyres unmasked
Naming the line-up of similar-looking tyres we posted a couple of weeks ago was child’s play for some, not so easy for others. Well done to those who guessed correctly.
New Continental VanContact Eco
Continental has a new van tyre range. This successor to the ContiVanContact 200 offers even lower rolling resistance than the prior-generation model, a quality that’s influenced Continental’s choice of name. Say hello to the Continental VanContact Eco. Ten popular sizes for 15- to 17-inch rims are either now available or on their way. What do […]