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:
Well, if you need to stop in an emergency, money is the last thing on your mind.
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.
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.
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.
Safe tyres save lives. We recommend that you fit the best tyres you can afford. Check out this video to see the difference between.
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.