Here at Inchcape, we have an extensive tyre range. Based on your requirements, we can offer:
A Standard car tyre (referred to as a summer tyre) is what your car manufacturer calls the Original Equipment tyre, so it is the 1st tyre fitted when your car was brand new. All city and passenger cars will have this type of tyre fitted as the Original 1st tyre. All tyre manufacturers make the same Original Equipment car tyre as the standard car tyre for you to purchase when replacing your original car tyres.
This tyre has some of the capabilities of a summer tyre combined with some of the tread design aspects of a winter tyre; this offers the driver a broader use of a car in good and bad weather conditions.
An SUV or 4X4 vehicle can often be fitted with all season tyres from new, this is because these tyres offer better grip in off road conditions, especially on grass, than a standard summer tyre.
A winter tyre has a completely different tread design to a summer tyre. The tread is designed to allow the tyre to drive in snow and ice conditions on a tar road. Winter tyres are recommended by all car manufacturers for use in winter conditions where the temperate is less than 7 degree daily.
A self-seal tyre, fitted only by Volkswagen, is a tyre that has a sealant within the tread design; so that if the tyre is punctured, the sealant within the tyre seals the puncture so you can continue driving. Made only by Continental and Pirelli tyre companies for VW, you can identify the self-seal tyre as it will say Conti-seal or Pirelli-seal on the sidewall of the tyre.
Run Flat Tyres
A run flat tyre is a specially designed tyre that allows the driver to continue driving when you get a puncture, so you don’t have to stop to change the wheel. You can drive on any run flat tyre for 50 miles at 50mph before you get the tyre replaced.
When changing your BMW or MINI tyres, look on the sidewall for a “badge” that says “EMT” this stands for extended mobility tyre. This means you can drive on this tyre with a puncture for 50 miles at 50 miles an hour.
How do you recognise Mercedes-Benz Run Flat Tyres?
When changing your Mercedes tyres, look for the marking on the sidewall for “MO” or “MOE”. If your tyre has “MO” on the sidewall then the tyre is a normal summer tyre. If your tyre has “MOE” on the sidewall then the tyre is a run flat tyre, as the “E” of “MOE” means extended mobility.