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Tyre Guide

Cornering grip

Definition

The stability of a tyre when you take corners

When is it important?

Driving on roads that feature sharp bends or winding curves

Rolling resistance

Definition

The ease with which a tyre rolls along a surface

When is it important?

When you want to enhance fuel efficiency

Performance

Definition

A general term for your tyre or vehicle's capacity for braking, accelerating, handling, and traction

When is it important?

Always important

Handling

Definition

Your tyre's steering and braking responsiveness

When is it important?

Always important

Aquaplaning resistance

Definition

How well a tyre channels water to keep its grip on wet roads

When is it important?

On rainy or wet roads

Wet grip

Definition

The tyre’s road adherence and braking ability on a wet surface

When is it important?

For steering, stopping, and overall control of your vehicle

Dry grip

Definition

Your tyre's ability to adhere to and brake on dry roads

When is it important?

Controlling, steering, and stopping your vehicle on dry surfaces

Comfort

Definition

How well you tyre absorbs shocks and bumps, and road irregularities

When is it important?

If you want to feel the comfort of your car, even on a bumpy road

Noise

Definition

Noise There are two types of tyre noise: external and internal. If a tyre produces low external noise, it reduces noise pollution in the environment around your vehicle. If your tyre features low internal noise, it will give you a quieter journey.

When is it important?

If you want to keep things quiet both inside and outside your vehicle

Braking distance

Definition
The number of meters it takes to stop your vehicle completely after you apply the brakes

When is it important?
Always important

Mileage

Definition

A general description of a tyre's usable life. A "high mileage" label typically indicates a long-lasting tyre.

When is it important?

Always important