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Budget to premium tyre brands

The tyre is the ONLY element to make contact between the vehicle and the road and every car owner has their own driving style, that's why when choosing a new set of tyres it is important to consider how the tyres will perform in certain circumstances.

 

Trade Tyres stocks a vast array of leading and budget brand tyres at prices to suit any budget, all available to be fitted at a time that best suits you. Give our experts a call, they can help you find the perfect fit.

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Tyre labelling and what is it?

This is a piece of EU Legislation that came into force which in 2012 which requires every new tyre sold within Europe (with some exceptions) to be labelled based on the performance of specific criteria - much like a fridge, freezer or light bulb.

On the label there are grades given to 3 important categories that should be considered when choosing a tyre:

  • Fuel Efficiency

  • Wet Grip

  • External rolling noise

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Speed Ratings

On the tyre sidewall there are several different inscriptions such as name of brand, the range, the size and characteristics of the tyre, the speed rating of a tyre is also displayed on the sidewall, you will find it at the end of the tyre's size. It is always represented by a letter - in the following example the tyre speed rating is "V".

Speed ratings are based on tests in which engineers run the tyre at 6.2 mph steps, in 10 minute increments, until the required speed has been met.