When launched in 2015, the Michelin CrossClimate was a revolutionary first in tyre manufacturing – a summer tyre with 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake accreditation. What this meant was that the CrossClimate was the first summer tyre that could also be used in winter driving conditions including ice and snow. In fact the CrossClimate provides grip and safety in all weather conditions, meaning that there’s no need to change from summer to winter tyres with the seasons and they can even be used legally as a winter tyre in countries such as Germany and Austria that require winter tyres to be fitted to vehicle by law during certain months of the year.
There are hundreds of tyre brands on the market, from the big six brands (Continental, Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin and Bridgestone); to mid-range players such as Firestone and Laufenn; to budget alternatives that are a little less pricey.
But does it really make any difference which brand you buy? Well, as with most things in life, the phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ also applies to tyres. Read our quick round-up of the key differences to help you decide which brand is right for you.
Budget tyres are controversial topic. The UK is known to Europe as the “dumping ground” for cheap tyres, and we have a higher percentage of budget tyres fitted to our cars than anywhere else on the Continent.
Most people who fit budget tyres do so based on price, why spend £1,500 on a set of 4 premium tyres when you can spend £300 on a set of budget tyres?
To anyone outside the tyre industry, a tyre can be just a black, round thing that holds your car off the road, but with premium brand manufacturers spending hundreds of millions of pounds each year on tyre research and development, budget and premium tyres have vastly different properties.
Established in 1983, D&D Tyres have become one of the leading experts in vehicle and tyre repairs in Nantwich and the surrounding area.
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