Tyre News

Classic look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for yesterday’s heroes

The latest tyre test from German car magazine Auto Bild Klassik sets out to show whether “classic tyres with today’s technology can make the driving behaviour of yesterday’s sports cars even more dynamic and, most importantly, safer.” To answer the question, its test team fitted eight 185 R15 (today’s 185/80 R15) classic car tyre brands […]
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Kumho exclusive tyre partner for Kia Seltos

Another new Kia is on its way. The Seltos compact SUV officially debuted on 20 June and will go on sale in Europe from September. It will wear Kumho tyres when it arrives in showrooms.
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Identity crisis in the tyre shop

More than 30 years ago I struggled to tell Luke and Matt from Bros apart. Today tyres present a similar difficulty. Spotting the differences between tyre tread patterns can be baffling. This means a second and even third glance is sometimes advisable when selecting products from a tyre storage rack.
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Vredestein all-season tyre giveaway

From now until 30 September 2019, anyone purchasing four Vredestein Quatrac all-season tyres at participating dealers will get a free Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot thrown into the bargain.
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Goodyear: One giant leap for tyre development

It’s unlikely your motoring future includes a moon buggy in the driveway, but a set of ‘space tyres’ may be just over the horizon. Goodyear is about to blast its tyre development off into orbit.
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For crossovers great & small: new Avon AX7

Avon Tyres has a new all-terrain tyre for crossovers and SUVs of all sizes. The 60/40 on-off road AX7 comes in eight sizes for 16- to 20-inch rims.
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Illegal ‘grey tread’ Nankang tyres in UK market

Here’s some tyres you definitely shouldn’t buy. Nankang Tyre UK has warned consumers to avoid illegally-imported, potentially unsafe Nankang tyres. You can easily identify these products by their grey-coloured tread compound.
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Michelin: Why we need to test tyres when they’re worn

The problem with the wet grip rating found on every tyre label is that it measures wet grip when the tyre is new – and tyres don’t remain new for very long. This will change in the next few years with the introduction of wet grip testing on worn tyres. WhatTyre recently spoke with Michelin, a passionate supporter of such testing, about what we should expect.
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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS for Porsche 911 GT2 RS & GT3 RS

The Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS – the most race-focused member of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range – has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS. The approved dimensions are 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL for the front axle and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL for the rear. Both tyres wear Porsche’s ‘N0’ original equipment identifier marking on the sidewall and will be sold through Porsche’s dealer network.
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