There are lots of tyres to choose from, more than you might realise. Here are the main types of tyre you should know about.
To make sure the friction between the tyre and the road is best, summer tyres use an uncomplicated block-shaped tread pattern. This keeps the grip strong and consistent no matter what is thrown at the tyres during the summer month. They don’t have to be used only during summer though. It can be a good idea to use them in spring and autumn too, as long as the weather conditions aren’t too wintry or extreme where you are.
When winter comes around, it’s best to take off the old summer tyres you’ve been using and replace them with winter tyres. They offer much greater levels of control and grip when you’re driving on slippery surfaces. This makes them essential if the roads tend to freeze up, and you experience heavy snowfall where you’re driving. The best winter tyres use modern rubber that stops the tyres from getting cold and losing grip.
All season tyres are pretty self-explanatory. They do exactly what they say: they can be used all the way through the year, no matter what the conditions are. Of course, this has to sacrifice some of the quality, tailored tread. But they do mean that you don’t have to change your tyres depending on the season. This means they’re good for people who don’t want to be changing things all the time but still want to have quality tyres. Call out AA mobile tyre fitting service to have them installed if all season tyres tempt you.
Performance tyres generally tend to be used on luxury cars and sports cars. But that’s not necessarily all they’re used for. Anyone can install performance tyres on their car if they’re prepared to pay the price for them. They’re softer than ordinary tyres and they grip the road better. This gives the driver greater levels of control over the vehicle and makes cornering and swift driving much easier.
Off road drivers have to use all terrain tyres to make sure that they don’t suffer blowouts when they’re taking on rocky roads. That doesn’t mean that they can only be used off road though; they’re perfectly good at driving on the road too. These tyres have big, bold tread patterns to grip the road and avoid punctures. Being so large, the tyres also provide a comfortable ride quality for the people in the car.
Wet weather tyres only tend to be used in quite specific situations. People who live in areas that suffer from monsoon seasons usually have to use wet weather tyres so that they don’t slip and crash. But ordinary tyres can deal perfectly well with small amounts of rain. They also tend to be used by race car drivers who need to make sure that the grip is as strong as it possibly can be.
Think about which of these tyre options best suits your vehicle and circumstances.