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    A tyre dealership in Rovaniemi, Finland, called Polar Rengas, was recently asked to replace a customers tires after ...
    by Published on 02-02-2012 18:24
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    Clear and informative, they resemble existing energy efficiency labels with A being the highest performing and G currently ...
    by Published on 02-02-2012 18:16
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    New EU tyre labelling will be compulsory by 2012.

    What Does This Mean for Me ?

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    by Published on 02-02-2012 15:46

    UTQG stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA established the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (UTQGS)

    The UTQG rating is made up of three components: Treadwear 320 Traction AA Temperature A

    This Marking Can Be Found On The Tyre Sidewall:



    1 . Treadwear

    The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test track. A tyre graded 200 would last twice as long on the government test course under specified test conditions as one graded 100. It is an oversimplification to assume treadwear grades will be proportional directly to your actual tire mileage. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use and may vary due to driving habits, service practices, differences in road characteristics and climate.

    It is Important to Note: A tyre may have a high treadwear but be very poor in Grip and Braking in the wet and dry, hence a measured balance is best. At the Tyre Forum.com we would recommend only using this information as a guide due to more factors which determine a tyres overall effectiveness.

    2 . Traction

    Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B and C. They represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. The testing does not take into account cornering, hydroplaning or acceleration.

    3 . Temperature

    The temperature grades, from highest to lowest, are A, B and C. These represent the tyres resistance to the generation of heat.

    From this information you are able to deside which tyre is best for your needs.

    We will publish a full list of the tyres which have been tested including their results shortly.
    by Published on 01-25-2012 13:15

    Premium Tyres v. Budget Tyres in a Wet Braking Test.

    Remember in the UK it rains on average 200 days a year... ...
    by Published on 01-24-2012 12:25

    Welcome to the Tyre Forum.com !

    Why Was The Tyre Forum Setup?

    The TyreForum.com has been set up to help customers find independent and unbiased reviews on tyres from customers, and to give as much information on tyres as possible. From customer tyres reviews and tyre tests, after all most people over the life of any car will have fitted at least 2 or more different tyre brands on their car, van or 4x4.

    The Tyre Forum enables each member to place a review of their tyres online for other customers to view.

    Where Do The Tyre Reviews Come From ?

    Our tyre reviews are from members who have had or currently have the tyres on their car, van or 4x4. We also use information from independent tyre tests from all over the world. We also have some members of the forum who sell tyres as part of their job. From all this information we hope to be able to give our members a true and accurate review of tyres.

    The more members who review tyres on the forum the better the poll results will be for each tyres ensuring you get a full and detailed analysis of any give tyre on our forum.

    From time to time some of the big tyre companies launch a new tyre and invite people to a track day to test their tyres versus their competitors, as part of another forum I was invited to the launch of the Michelin Primacy 3, you can read my full review here: http://www.tyreforum.com/showthread....-Valencia-2011

    When events like this become available we will normally post them on the forum to give our members the chance to go, places are normally limited and preference will be given to forum members who have contributed the most to the forum, and of course who can come back and tell us all about it with pictures !

    How Do I Leave a Tyre Review ?

    Itís easy, simply register on the forum, you can do this by clicking on the Register button at the top, once registered you will receive an email with a link to activate your account, once activated you can then post comments on the forum.

    Remember: Only Post "Tyre Reviews" in the Appropriate Section so if you want to leave a review for your Conti Sport Contact 5P tyres find your corresponding tyre in the Continental section: Summer Car Tyres > Continental Car Tyres > Conti Sport Contact 5P


    How Do I Get Help On Which Tyre I Need ?

    If you want to get suggestions from other members on which tyres they would recommend for your car, Van or 4x4 please use the section Which Tyres / What Tyres Should I Buy ? Simply post your question here with what you are looking for in a tyre and one of our members will reply.

    Where Can I Post General Tyre Questions ?

    If you are looking for a section for general chat and comments on tyres or want to comment on anything tyre related please post your comments in the General Tyre Discussion section.
    by Published on 01-18-2012 18:15

    Influence Of Mileage On Tyre Performances Test Results Of Summer Tires 225/45 R17 94W

    Full Report Available ...
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