All You Need To Know About Buying New Tyres

After a few years of driving for about 20,000, car owners have to buy new tyres for their vehicles. Generally, most car owners struggle to locate the best tyres for their automobiles that will support their driving habits and road plus weather conditions. Below, we break down the different types of Tyres Bury St Edmunds you can buy along with the markings and labelling mentioned on the sidewalls you need to check.

Different Types of Tyres

Summer Tyres: These tyres are made for delivering improved performance, safety and comfort on dry plus wet roads. Also, the durable construction and clever design make these tyres perfect for a drive when the temperature is above 7 degrees celsius. Moreover, the premium-quality construction of summer tyres delivers excellent resistance to aquaplaning and offers impressive control through the hottest months of the year. 

Winter Tyres: These tyres are perfect for car owners who are looking for optimal safety, best performance and excellent comfort when driving in temperatures under 7 degrees celsius. Tyres companies use flexible material while manufacturing winter tyres that allows them to remain pliable even in extremely cold conditions and reduce tyre damage. 

All-season Tyres: These tyres are well-known for their excellent performance in all kinds of mild weather conditions. Fitting these tyres on your vehicle will save the hassle of changing tyres every other season to get dependable performance plus safety. 

Performance Tyres: Performance tyres are purposely designed for sports cars or high-end luxury vehicle owners who want superior driving performance in cities. These tyres can deliver race track performance on urban roads without compromising control or safety.   

4×4 Tyres: 4×4 tyres are for SUV, CUV, and light trucks owners trying to get the best drive on city roads or off-roading. The 4×4 tyres come in 3 different types called H/T ( highway), M/T (Mudd), and A/T( All-terrain) variants.

RFT Tyres: want extra protection from punctures when driving? Luckily, run-flat tyres are here that can perform well for 50 miles at speeds of up to 50 mph, even with a puncture. 

Tyre Markings 

There are markings on the sidewall of a tyre that display different attributes related to the tyre. Even if you are opting to talk with a tyre expert when buying new tyres, knowing what the markings on the sidewalls means can help you understand the unit better. 

For instance, if a tyre with this marking means: 195 65 R 14 

195: The first three digits show the width of the tyre that gets measured from sidewall to sidewall. 

65: These digits denote the aspect ratio that gets measured based on the height and the width of the tyre. 

R: The R letter indicates radial construction. Other construction markings available on the sidewalls include B for bias and D for diagonal. 

14: These two digits indicate the diameter of a tyre. 

Other Markings Are:

Load Index: The load index refers to the max weight a tyre can carry at the mentioned speed index.  

Speed Index: This shows the max speed the tyre can be driven up to. 

M+S: This marking indicates that the tyre is suited to be driven on muddy and snowy surfaces. 

DOT Code: This code reveals when and where the tyre was manufactured. 

Tyre Labelling

Tyre labelling is like tyre markings, but it helps determine the on-road performance of a tyre. The labelling has 3 parameters:

Rolling Resistance

This parameter tells the ability of the tyre to roll over a surface. Low rolling resistance means the tyre will provide a fuel-efficient drive and high resistance means more fuel consumption but better grip. The rolling resistance gets divided into different parameters varying from the alphabets A to E. Here, a tyre with alphabets A means the most efficient, and a tyre with E denotes the least. 

Wet Grip

This parameter indicates the ability of a tyre to break on a wet surface. The wet grip gets divided into different categories varying from alphabets A to E. Here, a tyre with alphabet A implies the shortest braking distance, and a tyre with the alphabet E signifies the longest braking distance. 


The noise parameter indicates the level of noise made by a tyre when driving on roads. The noise created by a tyre is measured in decibels (dB) and can vary anywhere from alphabets A to G. Here, a tyre with alphabet A refers to the lowest level of noise produced, and a tyre with the alphabet G means the highest levels of noise. 

You can contact a trusted and well-known tyre facility today to know more about Performance Tyres Bury St Edmunds.