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Are you looking for new tyres?

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If your tyres have become worn, or old, it is time to buy new tyres. Perhaps you are unsure which tyres you should get? With so many tyre options available, it can be easy to become overwhelmed.

 

When buying new tyres, it is important to ensure that the tyres you choose are well suited to the make and model of your vehicle.

 

What other considerations do you need to take into account when finding the best tyre for your needs?

Know your tyre size.

Do you know what size tyres you need to buy? Locating this information is a good starting point and will greatly assist you in finding and assessing the available tyre options that will best suit your vehicle.

 

All tyres come with a code system moulded into their sidewall. This code is a series of numbers and letters, which represents information regarding your tyre size, as well as the following information:

  • The technical capabilities of the tyre
  • Construction of the tyre
  • Load carrying capacity
  • Speed rating

In addition to reading the code moulded into the tyre sidewall, you can also locate the necessary information regarding your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tyre size in the owner’s manual or often located in the drivers door jamb.

Consider your intended use.

The type of driving that you do, how far you typically travel and what you use your vehicle for, will all need to be considered when deciding on the right tyre. Tread patterns are designed with different purposes, ride qualities and capabilities in mind. There are 3 different kinds of tread patterns available:

 

Directional tread pattern: these are designed to work in one direction only and must be fitted accordingly. Their associated benefits typically include:

  • High protection against aquaplaning
  • Reliable handling on wet roads, mud and snow
  • Greater directional stability

Symmetrical tread pattern: both halves of the tread pattern are the same and can be fitted, and rotated, in either direction. Their associated benefits typically include:

  • Quiet ride
  • Good on-road stability
  • Enhanced tyre life and improved fuel economy due to lower rolling resistance

Asymmetrical tread pattern: these have a different tread pattern on the inner and outer shoulders. As a result, attention should be paid to correct installment. Their associated benefits typically include:

  • Excellent grip on wet and dry roads
  • Greater protection against aquaplaning due to improved water dispersion
  • Enhanced cornering ability on dry surfaces
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Choose quality tyres for long term value.

It can be tempting to choose the cheapest tyres available. This is particularly the case at times when buying new tyres occurs unexpectedly. However, when you buy quality tyres you are likely gaining greater value for money in the long term. Continental tyres offer quality, performance, reliability and most importantly - safety.

 

For a quality tyre that you can trust, speak to your local tyre dealership to learn about which Continental tyres may be available for your vehicle.

Choose quality tyres for long term value.

It can be tempting to choose the cheapest tyres available. This is particularly the case at times when buying new tyres occurs unexpectedly. However, when you buy quality tyres you are likely gaining greater value for money in the long term. Continental tyres offer quality, performance, reliability and most importantly - safety.

 

For a quality tyre that you can trust, speak to your local tyre dealership to learn about which Continental tyres may be available for your vehicle.

Consider replacing with Original Equipment (OE) tyres.

The OE tyres on your vehicle were engineered, tuned and adapted to provide your vehicle with optimal performance as intended by the vehicle manufacturer. Therefore, when you choose to replace your tyres with the OE tyres, you can be assured that the physical dimensions, internal construction, tread design and key performance attributes remain the same.

 

There are instances however, where the OE tyres may not suit your intended use. Take the time to consider the type of driving that you do, and the conditions that you typically drive under, to assist you in choosing the best tyres to meet your needs.

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Where possible, replace all 4 tyres at once.

Replacing all 4 tyres at the same time will achieve the best, and most even, handling and control of your vehicle. It also ensures that all 4 tyres are of the same age and quality.

 

When purchasing new tyres, where applicable, inspect the age and condition of your spare tyre as this may also require replacement.


Continental tyres stand for reliability and safety. Whether you are after new tyres for your passenger car, luxury SUV or high performance sports car - there is a Continental tyre worth your consideration. Finding the right tyre for your vehicle is critical. Contact your local Continental tyre dealer to find a tyre that will keep you, and your family, safe on the roads.