Every manufacturer ensures their vehicle is the best it can be. They test every component to its limits and tyres are no different. Typically vehicle manufacturers undertake more than 100 rigorous tyre tests, including resistance to aquaplaning, braking, handling, rolling resistance, noise levels and many other areas covering safety, comfort, cost and environmental impact. It can take over 3 years and thousands of miles before a tyre achieves the required excellence and is approved for OE fitment. Continental have over 800 OE approvals. Testament to the quality of every tyre that is fitted to a new vehicle.
The trade press don’t take manufacturers word for anything - they like to test things themselves. So tyres that win tests have proven their qualities during independent scrutiny. Some magazines have great reputations for their independence, and at the pinnacle of this is Auto Express magazine. Here, Continental achieved a record no other tyre manufacturer has come close to… winner of best, summer, winter, all season and overall product of the year in a single year and have just backed it up with another win in the latest summer tyres test carried out by TyreReviews for the PremiumContactTM 6.