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Why choose Continental Tyres

Why Continental

Why Continental

A tyre manufacturer striving for nothing less than excellence.


From the day we made our first rubber tyre in 1871, Continental is a company with a clear purpose; to enhance road safety without compromising driving comfort or pleasure.

The tyre is the most critical point of contact between the vehicle and the tarmac. For every surface and all seasons, drivers need the right tyres for optimal performance. Suffice to say, Continental is the tyre brand with the right solution for your car, whether it's winter tyres, summer tyres, 4x4 tyres or all-season tyres.

Breakthrough inventions from the company include the first car tyres in the world with a tread pattern, the world’s first road tyre approved for speeds as high as 360 km/h, and the visionary eContact range of electric car tyres. We've also developed an environmentally friendly tyre based on rubber from dandelion flowers. Based on automotive innovations like these and more, Continental is a tyre manufacturer with a passion for progress.

Safety is at the heart of everything Continental does as a company, and we operate on a global scale. Each day, over 200,000 highly-skilled employees in 53 countries – including the UK – are exploring new car tyre solutions for diverse road conditions. One moment we're creating innovative rubber compounds to reduce rolling resistance and increase fuel economy in winter tyres; the next, it's a new generation of self-supporting run-flat tyres or all-terrain 4x4 tyres. This is the future in constant motion.

Moreover, Continental's new tyre technology is bolstered further with engineering excellence and stringent tyre tests. We research tyre safety in real-world scenarios like aquaplaning, rolling resistance, braking and wet grip, and our premium tyres are highly regarded for their quality in independent tyre reviews. Our range of winter tyres, summer tyres, and all-season tyres are rated best-in-class by tyre reviews every year.

Continental also make premium tyres for car makers. As a tyre manufacturer of original equipment for automotive brands, every tyre must conform to the highest standards of quality and performance. This approval process can take up to four years, and each OE tyre has to pass around 100 tyre tests.

For all of these reasons and more, our company is one of the most trusted tyre brands in the UK and the rest of the world. When braking counts, you can count on Continental Tyres. 

Learn why Continental Tyres are the right choice for your car:

Auto Express Awards

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We are the first manufacturer to win summer, winter and all-season tyre tests in a single year from the UK's No1 selling weekly car magazine, Auto Express.

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Best in braking

Perfect braking performance

Continental understands the streets of the world – and how to brake on them.

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German engineering

German Engineering

As the inventers of the first tread pattern tyre in the world, Continental seeks to prove this inventive spirit with every new product.

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Leading the way in safety

Aquaplaning Contidrom

Before any Continental innovation goes into production, it is tested intensively.

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Automotive expertise

Automotive Expertise

Since 1995, Continental has developed major key technologies for safer and more comfortable driving.

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Original equipment

Original Equipment

Car manufacturers only use premium tyres that conform to the highest quality standards.

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Tyre Mounting Safety Instruction

Tyre Mounting Safety Instruction

Tyre Mounting Safety Instruction for all Tyre Brands of Continental AG.

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