With new EC tyre labelling regulations now in force, there’s far more information available to evaluate the potential benefits of low rolling resistance economy tyres.
The current ‘pothole epidemic’ blighting the UK’s roads is not only causing added financial burden for drivers and councils, but it is also in danger of leading to a rise in the number of tyre related road casualties.
As the UK prepares for the festive period, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year on the roads, TyreSafe is reminding drivers about the importance of checking their tyres. While many youngsters (and some young-at-heart adults) will be dreaming of a white Christmas, it’s not just these extreme driving conditions that car owners will need to treat with caution because damp roads can be just as hazardous, particularly if tyres are left unchecked.
Tyre specialist ATS Euromaster has written to 38 of the largest car and van manufacturers in the UK, urging them to offer customers a choice of summer or cold weather (winter) tyres when ordering a new factory-built vehicle.
The outstanding performance of Continental’s winter tyres has been underlined by new approvals from Land Rover on the Freelander and Range Rover Sport. Continental, Europe’s leading winter tyre manufacturer, has been approved in sizes; 235/55R19 105H for the Land Rover Freelander and 275/40R20 106V for the Range Rover Sport.