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This guide lists the main types of car tyres available in the UK.

The type of tyre that you have on your car all depends on how you use, or how you plan to use it.

It is important that you get the right type in order to ensure that your car performs at its maximum level. Of course, the only way that you can do this is to do some research into what different types of tyres there are. Let’s take a look.


Mud Tyres

Mud tyres are significantly bigger and chunkier than the standard tyre that you would expect to find on a vehicle.

Mud tyres are specifically designed to withstand especially muddy terrains. If you live or work in an environment where the ground is like this then mud tyres are exactly what you need.

The tread on these types of tyres are a lot different to normal tyres, in fact, they actually sometimes resemble paddles rather than blocks.

Performance/Summer Tyres

If you drive a fast car then it is very likely that you will be using performance or summer tyres. These types of tyres are specifically designed for those who drive hard and fast.

The good thing about performance tyres is the fact that they offer a much better grip and tend to last longer than standard tyres because a different type of rubber is used.

All Terrain Tyres

SUV’s and lightweight trucks usually have all terrain tyres installed.

The tread block patterns in all terrain tyres are a lot different to those found on standard tyres. What this means is that the noise is going to be a lot louder, but these types of tyres can actually grip loose sand and dirt very well.

All terrain tyres are not soft or hard, but rather somewhere in the middle.

All Season Tyres

These are the tyres that you are most likely to find on any car that comes straight out of the factory. The reason for this is because these cars are going to be shipped all over the world, so there is no way to ensure that the tyres are suitable for different climates. However, with all season tyres this is not a problem because they are specifically designed to cope with many different environments. Of course, many people choose to change them in order to modify their car.

Wet Weather Tyres

Wet weather tyres are made out of a softer compound than what you can expect to find on standard all season tyres.

Of course, wet weather tyres are designed to have a much better grip than most tyres. If you live in a wet climate then these types of tyres are a must.

Winter Tyres

Winter tyres are designed to deal with things like ice and snow. If you live in a cold climate where this sort of environment is a regual occurrence then winter tyres are something that you should definitely think about investing in.

Tyre Manufacturers

A list of the types of car tyres available in the UK:

  • Avon
  • BF Goodrich
  • Bridgestone
  • Continental
  • Dunlop
  • Falken
  • Goodyear
  • GT Champiro
  • Hankook
  • Kumho
  • Michelin
  • Nexen
  • Pirelli
  • Toyo
  • Vredestein

Useful websites

A list of useful websites if you are looking for more information on the different types of tyres:

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