Tyres Types Of Tyre

Types of Tyre

Not all tyres are the same; manufacturers design each tyre model to provide different performance benefits under specific conditions.

Usually this means optimising the tread pattern and rubber compound for the environment that the tyre will be used. Thatís why winter tyres provide great grip on snow covered roads and summer tyres excel on dry surfaces but when placed in the opposite environment, neither tyre fairs quite so well. Thatís why itís important to select the right tyre for the purpose and weather conditions it is likely to encounter.

Manufacturers also design their car and van tyres with different properties since van tyres generally need to be more hard wearing and able to support more load than the average car tyre.

Tyre types explained

From car tyre types to van tyres, 4x4 tyres to tyres designed specifically for use on caravans and trailers; in the sections below you'll find more information on different kinds of tyre plus the range available at Kwik Fit.

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