Having decent tyres on your car is critical for best road performance. Bad tyres can increase braking distances and handling in wet weather situations.
In my blog today I will be discussing what the top summer tyres are available to buy today.
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season
These tyres perform great in the wet with the new asymmetric tread which has been updated since its earlier iteration. Although primarily a summer tyre these also perform well in the winter, handling snow much better than its competitors. I bought the previous version of this tyre myself from BD Tyres based in Wolverhampton (www.wolverhamptontyres.com), these tyres are highly recommended.
2. Continental Sport Contact 5
These are expensive when compared to the equivalent available from competitors. They are worth it though with excellent performance in both wet and dry conditions. The rolling resistance of these tyres is low as well as the road noise produced by them.
3. Fulda SportControl
Offering excellent value for money the Fulda SportControl is a great all round tyre capable of delivering excellent results in aquaplaning situations. An overall well balanced tyre but can increase fuel consumption which leads me on to the negative points of this tyre. Basically there are none, which is excellent when considering the price of this tyre.
4. Sava Intensa UHP Tyre
Another excellent tyre in adverse weather conditions offering very stable driving on wet roads. There are a few negatives to this tyre though with slow steering response and increased rolling resistance. Overall though a good tyre with an excellent wear rate.
5. Kumho Ecsta KU39 Tyre
This is an excellent value for money tyre offering short braking distances on dry roads with quiet pass by noise. Aquaplaning performance is good in the wet but there are some negatives. The steering response is slow with poor miles to the gallon.
I hope this blog post helps you with making a decision on your next car tyre purchase. Please comment if you know of any alternatives or tyres you have tried.