Tyre knowledge

Traction on snow

Traction is defined as “the ability of a wheel or tyre to hold the ground without sliding”. This is particularly important when surfaces are slippery, like when driving on snow. 

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How to fit your RainSport 3 tyres

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The flow-optimised tread design on our RainSport 3 and RainExpert 3 tyres is unique. 

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Which different tread patterns are there?

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You may have heard terms like ‘symmetrical’ and ‘directional’ tread patterns. But what do they actually mean? 

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What are winter tyres?

Some countries insist that you swap from summer to winter tyres as the cold weather approaches. But what are winter tyres? 

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What is the difference between summer and winter tyres?

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For many people, particularly those living in countries with extreme weather, it is mandatory to have two sets of tyres – one for summer and one for winter. 

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Winter tyre treads

There are three ways you can tell a winter tyre from a summer tyre by sight: winter tyre treads are deeper, they have a different tread pattern and they have additional markings on their side walls.

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What does tyre size mean?

To the untrained eye, the side wall of a tyre can look like a meaningless set of numbers, letters and symbols. 

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Tyre changing equipment to keep in your car

It’s a good idea to keep a range of tools and tyre changing equipment in your car so that you’re well prepared in case you have to repair or replace your tyre by the side of the road.

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Tyre components

Passenger car tyres are products of complex engineering.

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The importance of tyre age as well as tread depth

If you drive relatively few miles every year, you might find that your tread depth remains fairly intact for several years.

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