Take care of the ones you love

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Take care of
the ones you love


From the very beginning, you always want the best for your loved ones and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

So you invest in the best. The best cot. The best baby monitor. The best pushchair. The best car seat. The list goes on and on. Careful research, time, effort and a great deal of thinking to make those best choices. And while TYRES probably don’t feature on your ‘best list’, if you’re serious about keeping your loved ones safe, here’s some food for thought:


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What tyre of tyre should you fit to your car? Budget or premium.

Well, if you need to stop in an emergency, money is the last thing on your mind.

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When should you change your tyres? Legal limit of 1.6mm or 3mm.

Your tyre tread depth may look OK to the naked eye, but just a couple of millimetres of extra tread could make all the difference to your stopping distance when it really matters. Driving at 50 miles an hour on a wet road, you’ll stop 8 metres sooner on 3mm tread than on 1.6mm. That’s nearly the length of two cars. Don’t chance it, change your tyres at 3 mm.   

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What type of tyre should I choose? Standard, winter or All Season.

Even in the UK our temperatures vary from 30 degrees in summer to -5 degrees in winter, tyre compounds react differently to heat and cold. A rule of thumb is if it’s below 7 degrees fit a winter tyre, above 7 degrees fit a standard tyre. If you need a tyre that is efficient across the widest temperature range, fit all-season.

 

If you need advice or a free tyre check contact your local tyre professional.

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Don’t ignore your tyres. Take the 20 pence tyre check.

With a 20 pence piece have a visual check of each tyre looking out for any damage and if the tread is lower than the edge of your 20 pence it’s time to change your tyres.

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Why should I bother to check my tyres?

Safe tyres save lives. We recommend that you fit the best tyres you can afford. Check out this video to see the difference between.

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Why should I choose Continental tyres?

Our grip and performance are proven all year round. Whatever the season, whatever the weather Continental have an award winning tyre that’s right for your car. Continental tyres and are fitted to 1 in 3 new cars built in Europe and are trusted by all car manufacturers. See for yourself.

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If you need advice or a free tyre check contact your local tyre professional.

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