Tag: Tyre tests

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not just the car that’s grown. This August Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque's 60th anniversary. We at Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini's tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.

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3 highly recommended tyres in Tyre Reviews’ summer test

3 highly recommended tyres in Tyre Reviews’ summer test

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A first for Tyre Reviews with its ‘full video’ tyre test, and a first for Goodyear. The 2019 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test is a cracking good watch and makes a refreshing change from the standard, text-heavy test format. It features eight brands of performance rubber, including what the UK-based site calls the “holy trinity of UHP tyres” – the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, Continental SportContact 6 and Goodyear’s latest, the new Eagle F1 Supersport.

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Latest Nokian high performance products endorsed by testers, Häkkinen

Latest Nokian high performance products endorsed by testers, Häkkinen

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Nokian Tyres has launched its latest performance road tyres targeting European drivers, the Powerproof and Wetproof, with endorsements from German automotive magazines, Auto Motor und Sport and ACE Lenkrad, and and two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Häkkinen, who offered experience and insight into the testing and product development. The new summer tyres launched in spring 2019.

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Conti opens Ulvade Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center

Conti opens Ulvade Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

On 5 June 2019 Continental opened the new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center at its Ulvade, Texas testing facility. The company has invested around 9 million euros in the new facility, which tests the properties of passenger car tyres. The Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center is designed to test all passenger tyre models manufactured in Continental's North and South American tyre plants.

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Autonavigator ranks Davanti DX390 tyres fifth

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Hungarian automotive website Autonavigator.hu has ranked Davanti’s DX390 car tyre fifth in its Summer 2019 tyre test.

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‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

‘A compromise of the compromise’ – Vredestein wins all-season tyre test

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Past tyre tests have on occasion presented all-season tyres as a compromise solution, a jack of all trades but master of none. But is this always the case? German car magazine Auto Bild Allrad doesn’t think so – in its current test of seven size 235/55 R19 SUV tyres, the publication opines that all-season products are no longer a “lazy compromise”. While noting that a single tyre that can do everything well at all times of year still doesn’t exist, Auto Bild Allrad found one that came close.

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From highly recommended to not at all – Promobil van tyre test

From highly recommended to not at all – Promobil van tyre test

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

It’d been a long time since a tyre test had delivered results so poor as those recently seen in a van tyre comparo jointly conducted by three European motoring associations: More than half the candidates were rated ‘not recommended’. In comparison, the seven size 235/60 R17C tyres tested by specialist campervan magazine Promobil were – mostly – considered competent products. Only one wasn’t recommended.

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Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World officially opened additional new indoor test facilities at its Ivalo, Finland operation on 27 March 2019, signalling the culminating of that latest part of a multi-million-euro series of investments in Test World. The recently constructed indoor facilities increase Test World’s capacity for year-round cold weather testing, allowing for simultaneous testing on snow, ice, and wet and dry asphalt, 365 days a year.

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Nokian Tyres: Test rigging case referred to Prosecutor’s Office

Nokian Tyres: Test rigging case referred to Prosecutor’s Office

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Finland’s central police agency, the National Bureau of Investigation, has completed its pre-trial investigation related to Nokian Tyres and accusations of tyre test rigging. It has referred the case to the Prosecutor’s Office of Helsinki.

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Best in braking: Michelin crowned Auto Bild’s ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

Best in braking: Michelin crowned Auto Bild’s ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

28th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Although tyre tests cover everything from handling to comfort and fuel consumption, the value of a tyre's role in bringing a vehicle to a safe stop can’t be underestimated. Auto Bild agrees - it's the criterion the motoring magazine uses to determine which tyres to further examine in its tyre tests, and which it should eliminate.

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Sportauto test: Most tyres fail to enthuse

Sportauto test: Most tyres fail to enthuse

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday we reported the results of the Auto Motor und Sport summer 2019 tyre test and noted that while no tyre received the publication’s highest rating, most gained its recommendation. It’s a different story at sister title Sportauto – its test of eight tyres yielded a ‘highly recommended’ winner, but six of the candidates only received a lukewarm endorsement.

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No highly recommended tyres in AMS summer test

No highly recommended tyres in AMS summer test

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

For its 2019 summer tyre test, Auto Motor und Sport (AMS) looked at 215/55 R17, a size favoured by compact SUVs. It tested 11 tyres on a VW T-Roc. What it found was a group of tyres that largely performed well, but failed to dazzle. None of the candidates received the German motoring publication’s top ‘highly recommended’ rating. The good news is, however, that no less than seven were ‘recommended’.

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Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

Test World wins Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award again

13th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World has won the ‘Tire Industry Supplier of the Year’ award at the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2019. According to the company, the win recognises continued investment in Test World, with expanded indoor test facilities due to be officially opened during a ceremony on the 27 March.

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Tyre test shows premium brands’ technological leadership is shrinking

Tyre test shows premium brands’ technological leadership is shrinking

7th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Another tyre test from the Auto Bild family of magazines. This time, Auto Bild Sportscars has looked at 11 products in the size 245/45 R18 100W/Y. The exercise was happily free of major dramas, with testers Henning Klipp and Dierk Möller not reporting any serious safety issues amongst the candidates.

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From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

From exemplary to not recommended – Auto Bild Allrad tests SUV tyres

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Look at recent tyre test results from Auto Bild and Gute Fahrt and you might assume there’s no such thing as a bad tyre these days, but you’d be wrong. Auto Bild Allrad has evaluated ten SUV tyres, and while six were awarded the top ‘exemplary’ rating, one certainly wasn’t recommended and another hesitantly so. The upshot is that it still pays to do your homework when buying replacement tyres.

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