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All season tyre guide

A guide to all season tyres

All-season tyres have become increasingly popular over the past decade - as motorists look for a versatile and reliable option. Something that can tackle various weather conditions. From summer's heat to winter's icy grip.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 vs Continental AllSeasonContact

Michelin CrossClimate 2 vs Continental AllSeasonContact

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 and Continental AllSeasonContact are two all season tyre models produced by two of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. This tyre test article will cover both Continental and Michelin’s successful all-season tyres, seeing how both match up in the key areas of the models.

Michelin Pilot Sport 5 vs Continental PremiumContact 6

Michelin Pilot Sport 5 vs Continental PremiumContact 6

Michelin and Continental are two of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world – Michelin being the largest and Continental being the fourth largest respectively (as of 2023). Today, we will go over the Pilot Sport 5 and the PremiumContact 6, comparing both tyres’ features and technologies that make the models top premium tyres.

Turanza T005 vs Ventus Prime 4

Bridgestone Turanza T005 vs Hankook Ventus Prime 4

The Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Hankook Ventus Prime 4 are two mainstay tyre models within their respective tyre brand’s line-up. But how do these two models compare? Let’s explore what makes these models prominent in the tyre market today.

Roadstone and Dynamo

Blackcircles Introduce: Roadstone and Dynamo Tyres

Blackcircles.com are introducing two tyre brands to the ever-growing list of tyres we offer on our website – these two brands being Roadstone and Dynamo.

New: Firestone Firehawk Sport

New: Firestone Firehawk Sport

If you love driving and crave the thrill of the open road, the Firestone Firehawk Sport is here to empower your journey.

Continental SportContact 7 vs Bridgestone Potenza Sport

Continental SportContact 7 vs Bridgestone Potenza Sport

Both released in 2021, the Continental SportContact 7 and Bridgestone Potenza Sport are premium tyre models produced by two of the biggest tyre manufacturers in the world.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 vs Continental PremiumContact 6

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 vs Continental PremiumContact 6

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and Continental PremiumContact 6 are premium tyre models produced by two of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Both Michelin and Goodyear have been leading tyre manufacturing companies for many years now, developing top of the range tyre models with advanced features and performances.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact 2

New: Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact 2

Recently Goodyear announced the launch of their latest tyre - the Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact 2. A tyre that is specifically designed to enhance performance in compact cars.


New: Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain A/T002

Experience unrivalled control and conquer any terrain with the all-new Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain A/T002. A leading global provider of tyres, Bridgestone have this month released this new premium all-terrain tyre – said to be engineered to empower 4x4 drivers with unparalleled performance and confidence.

allseasoncontact 2

Introducing the Continental AllSeasonContact 2

Continental is set to launch its latest all-season tyre - the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Pilot Sport S 5

Newly Launched: Michelin Pilot Sport S 5

If you're a fan of high-performance tyres, you're probably familiar with the Michelin Pilot Sport range. Now, Michelin has released the latest iteration - the Michelin Pilot Sport S 5.

Tyres or tires

Spotlight: Continental PremiumContact 7

Following years of development, Continental created the seventh generation of their successful premium tyre, with a focus on maximum safety in all driving conditions.

Tyres or tires

Spotlight on the new Bridgestone Turanza 6

Bridgestone has been working tirelessly to develop a tyre that can keep you safe on the road while also providing superior mileage and energy efficiency. Enter their latest flagship summer tyre - the Bridgestone Turanza 6.

Tyres or tires

Tyres or Tires?

Spoiler alert: there is no difference between the words "tyres" and "tires." They are just variations on the spelling of the same word. The word "tyre" is the spelling that is commonly used in British English, whilst "tire" is more commonly associated with American English.

PremiumContact 7

Coming Soon: Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental are soon to release the latest model from their PremiumContact range. Set to follow in the footsteps of the award winning PremiumContact 6 – the new PremiumContact 7 is said to be entering the market in the Autumn of 2022.

New: Bridgestone Potenza Race Launched

New: Bridgestone Potenza Race Launched

Developed to meet the individual needs of track enthusiasts, the Potenza Race is a semi-slick tyre with performance focussed for track days. The Potenza Race becomes the latest addition in the formidable Potenza range – produced from a direct result of the long history in motorsports that Bridgestone has amassed over the years.

Introducing the new Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV

Introducing the new Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV

This month Michelin launched their latest generation all-season tyre for SUVs – the CrossClimate SUV 2. This latest tyre to be added to the CrossClimate group, now means the range features a number of tyres for different vehicles and needs.

Continental PET Recycled Tyres

Continental: First Tyres With Recycled PET Bottles Launched

Continental has become the first tyre manufacturer to use recycled polyester yarn in their tyres – on a mass-produced scale. The recycled polyester yarn makes use of a new process, obtaining the material from PET plastic bottles, with the material being used in the construction of selected high-performance tyres.

Spudrunner Tyres

Blackcircles Launches New Green Tyre Made from Renewable Materials

In 2022 we set ourselves a challenge. How can we take our love for tyres and turn it towards helping the environment? While sitting at his family dinner table one of our team members was mulling this challenge over. As he looked down at this dinner he was struck with inspiration, not unlike Archimedes in his bath tub.

Ventus Prime 4

New: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

This month Hankook has unveiled their latest tyre to the Ventus Prime range – the Hankook Ventus Prime 4. Set to build upon the success of the tyre’s award-winning predecessor – the Ventus Prime 4 has been developed to further enhance performance in regard to rolling resistance, mileage and handling.

Continental UltraContact

Continental UltraContact: New Tyre Coming Soon

With the new UltraContact, Continental is set to launch a tyre which has been developed to deliver outstanding mileage and high safety standards. Continental have redesigned the compound and tread to combine maximum service life with safe handling characteristics.

ADVAN Sport V107

Yokohama ADVAN Sport V107 New Product launch

Today Yokohama is set to host an online event, introducing their latest flagship tyre - the ADVAN Sport V107. Those who join Yokohama for the online launch event are set to gain greater understanding of the ADVAN Sport V107 and Yokohama brand

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Introducing the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear has launched their latest generation of ultra high performance tyre – the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6. A new adaptive contact patch technology helps to deliver greater grip when in corner - by enhancing the tyre's contact patch when under load.

Michelin Pilot Sport 5

The New Michelin Pilot Sport 5

This month saw the launch of the all-new Michelin Pilot Sport 5. With the introduction of the Pilot Sport 5, Michelin has extended the award-winning Pilot Sport range – which includes some impressive award winning models.

Michelin CrossClimate 2

Introducing the Michelin CrossClimate 2

The all-new Michelin CrossClimate 2 launches in the UK today. With the introduction of the CrossClimate 2, Michelin now has 5 models within the multi awarded range CrossClimate range

Celebrating 100000 reviews on Trustpilot

Celebrating 100,000 Blackcircles Reviews on Trustpilot

Achieving over 100,000 Blackcircles reviews on Trustpilot – with 9 out of 10 customers scoring us ‘Great’ or ‘Excellent’ – is an incredible milestone for the business which we should all be proud of.

Goodyear Blimp

Iconic Goodyear Blimp Tours South England

Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird, it’s a plane… It's the Goodyear Blimp! Have you been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the iconic blimp?

Michelin Launch Pilot Sport EV for Electric Sports Vehicles

Michelin Launch Pilot Sport EV for Electric Sports Vehicles

As the demand for electric vehicles increases, we learn more about what it takes to maintain them, and new products are developed to meet their needs.

Michelin e.Primacy

New Tyre Launching: Michelin e.Primacy

The new Michelin e.Primacy tyre, set to launch in the Spring of 2021, is said to be Michelin’s first eco-responsible tyre.

Blackcircles introduces Kleber tyres

Blackcircles introduces Kleber Tyres

Blackcircles.com are proud to introduce Kleber to the UK for the first time. The French manufacturer, founded in 1910 in Paris, has a strong history in the development of tyres.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo

Coming Soon: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo

The Weather Control A005 Evo is Bridgestone's second-generation all-weather tyre - designed for the many different seasonal conditions we experience on the roads.

Yokohama tyre

A Look At Yokohama's AA Rated Tyre - BluEarth-Air EF21

Launched last year, the Yokohama BluEarth-air EF21 makes use of cutting edge technology to achieve an environmentally-friendly tyre design.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear launches the new EfficientGrip Performance 2

This month, Goodyear launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2 - the successor to the award-winning, and most reviewed tyre on Blackcircles.com, the EfficientGrip Performance.

Blackcircles Best Site 2019

Blackcircles.com Named ‘Best Site 2019’ by Auto Express

We’re pleased to say that for the fourth (and fifth) time Blackcircles.com has been named the Auto Express Online Tyre Retailer ‘Best Site 2018/2019’.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

New Tyre Launched: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

Last month, March 2019, Michelin launched the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV – an addition to the increasingly popular and award-winning Pilot Sport 4 range.

Blackcircles launches in Canada

Blackcircles Launches in Canada

Blackcircles has now officially launched it’s tyre-shopping and online services in Canada. As of November 1st, customers from all over Canada will have access to the Blackcircles tyre buying experience.

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