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Tyre basics

Tyre basics

Tyre essentials

Learn the essential facts about tyres and tyre technology

What’s a speed rating, for example? What’s a load index? And when fitting new tyres for your car, how do you identify the size and the correct inflation pressure? We have the answers to all of these questions and more. Stick around while we explain the miracle of modern engineering that is the everyday radial tyre.

Tyre components

Tyre components

An inside look at the components that make up modern car tyres.

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Tyre mixture

What’s in your tyres?

What’s in your tyres?

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Tyre production

How a tyre is made

From the rubber tree to the road.

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Tyre types

Know your tyre types

From summer to winter, and more.

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Tyre tread patterns

Patterns with a purpose

Tyre tread patterns to meet the needs of the road.

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Tyre size

Tyre size

Selecting the right tyre size for your car.

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Tyre markings

Tyre markings

A wealth of information on the tyre sidewall.

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Tyre approvals

Are you allowed to fit any tyre to your car if it has the same diameter as the rims?

How to find out if your new tyres have tyre approval.

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Wide tyres

The pros and cons of going wide

The pros and cons of going wide.

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Off-road tyres

Explore off the beaten track

Explore off the beaten track.

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