Tyre News

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.
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Autosport International 2020 to showcase 70 years of motorsport

January’s Autosport International 2020 show will include a range of iconic cars from the past seven decades, including some of motorsport’s most revolutionary race cars. Autosport International sales manager, Andy Stewart said: “The 2020 Autosport International Show will showcase some of the most famous world beating racing cars from seven glorious decades. The timeline not only evokes memories, but it will highlight many of the technologies that motorsport has brought to the wider motoring world.”
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyres on new Renault Captur

Renault’s best-selling SUV is fitted with Goodyear’s 215/55 R18 95H EfficientGrip Performance tyres, after being chosen as one of the main tyre suppliers. Goodyear will also supply 215/60 R17 96H EfficientGrip Performance tyres.
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The most popular 4×4 and SUV tyre sizes 2019

Looking for SUV tyres? First you'll near to find your tyre size. In case you were wondering, here’s the latest on the most popular tyres in the SUV and 4x4 tyre segment. The short story is that the top spots now all filled with either 17 or 18-inch sizes. This change has come at the expense of the 16 and 19-inch sizes managed to make it into the top five last year.
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What tyres should I buy for my SUV?

SUVs now account for 37 per cent of all car sales. The Nissan Qashqai is the UK’s most popular model. Most people are familiar with what Range Rover and VW have to offer in this space, but more recently SUVs made by Seat and Dacia have increased in popularity as well. With SUVs as popular as ever, SUV tyre sales have been on the up-and-up too. So the question for many motorists is: what tyres should I buy for my SUV?
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What are all-season and winter tyres?

As the weather gets colder, road safety charity TyreSafe advises that driver make sure their tyres have plenty of tread depth and are maintained at the correct pressure. Of course, it is also good to keep the lights, windows and mirrors clean and free from ice and snow. And keeping wipers and lights in good working order is sensible too. But, sticking with your car’s seasonal footwear, what tyres are you driving on? Winter tyres, all-season tyres or summer tyres?
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Firestone announces 8 Road to the Main Stage finalists

Firestone has announced its shortlist of eight acts from nearly 1,000 entries to make the final of its Road to the Main Stage competition. Eyre Llew, As December Falls, Lili Caseley, The Lutras, Little Brother Eli, The Escape Artist, Jennifer Kamikazi and Just Drive have been selected, with their fate now in the general public’s hands, who will decide the overall winner in a public vote on the tyre brand’s website between October 30 and November 12.
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Trading Standards highlights problems with part worn tyres

Suffolk Trading Standards urges caution from anyone thinking about buying part worn tyres for their vehicle. The authority is calling attention to these products after several test purchases made within the county “raised concerns”.
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Pirelli tyres for Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo

Pirelli has presented its tyre for the new Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. The Pirelli P Zero DHA is the product of some seven months of close collaboration between Pirelli and Ferrari engineers. The Ferrari will wear the tyre in size 275/675-19 at the front and 315/705-19 at the rear.
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