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How do I know what tyres I should choose?

When choosing new tyres, there are a number of factors to consider.

Four key factors when making your choice are:

1. The weather and climate of where you live
If, for example, you live in a part of the country which experiences a lot of rainfall, looking at the tyre label score for ‘wet grip’ would be a good place to start.

2. The type of vehicle you own
Cars, vans, 4x4s and camper vans require specific tyres –built to meet the unique requirements of each vehicle type.

For this reason it is important to make sure you have the right type for your vehicle.

3. Your driving style
Each tyre on Blackcircles.com comes with an overview of what conditions the tyre has been constructed for. Evaluating these characteristics will help find a tyre that suits your style.

4. Your budget
We understand that money is a major factor in choosing a tyre and the temptation may be to go with as cheap a tyre as possible. However, tyres are the only contact your vehicle has with the road. So rather than think how cheap can I get tyres, consider how much can I afford.

Tyre Labelling

To provide more information to motorists on the performance of tyres, the industry wide EU tyre label was introduced in 2012. The goal being to increase road safety, make shopping for tyres more cost-effective and reduce the impact tyres have on the environment. Since 2012, each eligible tyre on the market in the EU is tested and classified using the same criteria – allowing motorists to make a quicker and yet more informed decision when shopping for new tyres. Tyre labelling is there to help and has important information on:

• Fuel economy
• Wet Grip
• Noise emission

Find out more on Tyre Labelling

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