Summer tyres are undoubtedly the most common type of tyres in the United Kingdom. They perform best on dry and wet roads and are designed to guarantee optimal performance in temperatures higher than 7 degrees Celsius. Moreover, they are particularly useful in places where temperatures often reach 40 degrees Celsius for both occasional or prolonged periods of time. Our alloy wheel repair experts have decided on the best type of summer tyre for your vehicle when doing tyre scuff fix or dent repair…
Continental SportContact 6
Our first choice of summer tyre is the SportContact 6 by Continental. The benefits of this tyre include: exceptional handling on the wet; low drive-by levels of noise; low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption; great handling on dry roads and a short braking distance on dry roads. The only negative our accident repair centre has found with this tyre is that it has a slightly below average aquaplaning resistance. We have decided that this summer tyre is one of the best in terms of exterior noise, interior noise, dry handling, dry braking and wet circle cornering. It is made in a total of 169 sizes and classed as premium in terms of pricing. Our first choice when completing tyre scuff fix is this tyre of summer tyre.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
Another highly recommended summer tyre is this by Michelin. We have found the main advantages of this tyre to be short braking distance on dry roads, short braking distance on wet roads, very good aquaplaning resistance, exceptional handling on the wet and great handling on dry roads. In contrast, there is one negative that we have identified, which is the high drive-by noise levels. Regardless of this factor, we still believe it to be one of the best due to its excellent wet braking, dry handling, dry braking, wet circle cornering, wet handling and exterior noise. According to the price index, it is recognised as a premium tyre.
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
Made in a total of 13 sizes, this premium rated summer tyre has multiple positives. Firstly, you will experience great handling on dry roads, low cabin noise levels, very good aquaplaning resistance, exceptional handling on the wet and a short braking distance on wet roads. The only negatives our body repair centre has found with this summer tyre is the high drive-by noise levels and the low resistance to wear. Nevertheless, these tyres have been proven to be one of the best in regards to wet braking, aquaplaning (longitudinal), wet circle cornering, wet handling, aquaplaning (cross), interior noise and dry breaking.
Falken Azenis FK510
Even though there are admittedly some negatives to this summer tyre, we believe that the positives should still encourage you to consider them when doing alloy wheel repair, tyre scuff fix or dent repair. The positives include great handling on dry roads, short braking distance on wet roads, very good aquaplaning resistance, low drive-by noise levels and exceptional handling on the wet. However, there are a few down sides, including poor steering response on dry roads, longer raking distance on dry roads, low mileage, high rolling resistance/high fuel consumption and an uncomfortable/noisy ride. We mainly recommend this tyre if you live in an area where it is wet the majority of the time.
Bridgestone Turanza T005
The temptation to change your tyres when doing dent repair may lead to this type of summer tyre. Made in 286 sizes, its exceptional handing on the wet, great handling on dry roads, very good aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption and short braking distance on dry roads may encourage you to choose this summer tyre. On the other hand, there are also a few negatives to this choice, including high drive-by noise levels, longer braking distance on wet roads, high noise levels, unsatisfactory traction on grass and an uncomfortable/noisy ride. Anyhow, this type of summer tyre has been chosen as one of the best in terms of wet braking, interior noise, aquaplaning (longitudinal and cross), both wet and dry handling, dry braking and wet circle cornering.
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