5 excellent tyres in Auto Bild Allrad’s SUV all-season test
Introducing its 2020 test, Auto Bild Allrad comments that all-season tyres weren’t always highly regarded. Their reputation was one of compromise, of products best suited to drivers who demanded little from their tyres. In the words of the specialist 4x4 and SUV magazine, an all-season tyre “used to be a bad summer tyre and then, in the second half of the year, a bad winter tyre.” But its latest test shows that the story is a very different one these days.
Bridgestone tyres for Ineos Grenadier
When Ineos Automotive brings its Grenadier to market in early 2022, the Land Roveresque 4x4 will wear bespoke Bridgestone Dueler A/T 001 tyres as standard equipment. Bridgestone will supply two sizes of Dueler AT 001 for the Grenadier: 265/70 R17 116S XL and 255/70 R18 116S XL.
Winners & Losers: This year’s winter, all-season tyre tests
When it comes to tyre testing, the Germans are in a class of their own. During the last few months, the country’s magazines and motoring clubs (together with their Austrian & Swiss counterparts) have put a total of 197 winter and all-season tyres through their paces. As many of the tested products are available here in Blighty, UK drivers also benefit from this methodical approach to finding the right tyre.
TyreSafe’s TyreFlix films provide road safety reminder
A leading road safety charity is reminding drivers to check their tyre tread regularly using advice provided in a brand-new film-based production from TyreFlix, called Judge Tread. TyreSafe is the UK’s only charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of tyre safety and regular tyre maintenance checks. Its annual campaign is focussing on encouraging drivers to ensure their tyres are Ready for ACTion by checking Air pressure, Condition and Tread.
Winter or all season tyres? A user’s guide from Pirelli
What to do: choose a set of all season tyres that last all year, or go for full winter tyres? That’s a question many drivers are asking themselves right now especially in countries that have legislation around winter tyres. But both of these types of tyres have one fundamental thing in common, which is that the side of the tyre needs to carry a “M+S” or 3PMSF marking (depending on the regulations in each country) that identifies the type of tyre, avoids motorists collecting fines, and guarantees safety even in winter.
Auto Bild test: 5 exemplary all-season tyres
The tyre boffins at Auto Bild have been busy of late. In addition to recommending the best car, SUV and high-performance tyres for the coming winter, the German car magazine’s testers have taken a look at all-season tyres. They fitted 32 brands of size 205/55 R16 tyre to a VW Golf, and after an elimination round of wet and dry braking tests evaluated the 14 top performers in wet, dry and snow conditions. They gave five of the candidates Auto Bild’s top ‘exemplary’ rating and judged these tyres every bit as good as summer or winter tyres.
1 in 3 parents ‘putting kids at risk on dangerous tyres’ – Protyre survey
Almost one in three parents could be driving their kids around on dangerous tyres, according to new research from Protyre. The alarming findings come from a new online YouGov survey commissioned by Protyre – the UK’s fastest growing tyre retailer– as part of this year’s nationwide Tyre Safety Month. In the YouGov survey, Protyre found that just under a third of British parents with children aged 18 and under who own a car admitted to only checking the safety of their tyres every three months or less, with some not checking them at all. Further survey findings showed that parents regularly check more visible child safety equipment, such as seat belts and car seats than they did their tyres.
When it comes to cars, research shows size matters less for women
Most drivers are happy with the size of their current car, but one in 10 want a bigger car next time, according to research into buyers’ intentions by the online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk. Analysis of motorists' plans for their next car also reveals significant differences between the satisfaction of men and women with the size of their current vehicle along with contrasting aspirations for upsizing or downsizing next time. Overall, 71.9 per cent of drivers are already in their 'Goldilocks car' - just right, rather than too big or too small. But breaking down the figures between men and women reveals that men are more likely to aspire to a bigger or smaller next car. And women appear less concerned than men overall when it comes to changing the size of their vehicle.
Winter driving pleasure: Auto Bild Sportscars tyre test
Drivers who like to push their cars may benefit from winter tyres during the colder months. But which tyre is right for the job? In order to find out, Auto Bild Sportscars fitted a dozen brands of winter rubber to a VW Golf GTI.