PIRELLI

APPROVED PIRELLI AGENT

The tyre is the ONLY element to make contact between the vehicle and the road. That is why using and maintaining tyres correctly, as well as being aware of their characteristics, is fundamental in order to guarantee safety in any situation, to increase your tyres’ lifespan and to save money. Always remember to drive safely and respect the environment.

If you drive with tyres with a tread-depth of less than 1.6 mm, you could face a fine.


SIDEWALL MARKINGS
On the tyre sidewall there are several different inscriptions. As well as the name of the brand and the range, the size and characteristics of the tyres are marked: nominal width, ratio between nominal section height and nominal section width, structure or construction code, rim diameter and load and speed index.New Paragraph
TYRE PRESSURES
The tyre pressure has a strong influence to the safety and economy of a vehicle.
Tyre pressure when cold (never try to adjust the pressure while the tyre is hot) must therefore be checked regularly (every month), especially before a long trip.
TYRE INTEGRITY
A tyre is made of rubber, steel and fibres. Steel and fibres are structural materials, the rubber has the function of protecting them against environmental influences.

The rubber itself can be damaged by chemicals or other environmental influences;

 - Sharp objects, strong impacts or other mistreatment can cause visible and invisible structural defects

 - Also tyre pressure that is too low causes structural defects

 - High temperatures and sunlight can destroy the rubber
TYRE TREAD DEPTH
The tread depth is a substantial safety factor. It has an important influence on the vehicle’s contact with the ground.
BRAKING DISTANCE
While braking, the Antiblock Braking System is controlling the wheel at the slip threshold and water is collected. The tyre tread becomes saturated and the braking distance increases drastically.

Braking distance in metres and remaining speed:
HYDROPLANING
Hydroplaning depends on water depth, tread depth and driving speed.
In order to measure hydroplaning, a car is driven into a basin with 8 mm water and speeds up. As soon as the motor works harder without speeding up, hydroplaning starts.
THE EU TYRE LABEL
The EU Regulation introduces labelling requirements which refer to the display of information on the fuel efficiency (rolling resistance), wet grip and external noise of a tyre to increase the safety and productivity of road transport. It allows end users to make a more informed choice when selecting a tyre. The Regulation requires that all tyres produced from 1st July 2012 and on sale in the EU from 1st November 2012 carry a sticker or have a label, which must be shown to the end user before purchasing.
THE DETAIL
Pirelli, in compliance with stringent quality control procedures, welcomes and fully supports the introduction of the tyre label, considering it an excellent means to offering end-users more transparency and help in obtaining information when purchasing new tyres. 

The overall value of a tyre must be measured on a full list of factors (handling both on dry and wet surfaces, aquaplaning behaviour, high speed stability, dry braking, mileage etc.) on which Pirelli tests all tyres. As the label doesn’t show certain more specific information about a particular tyre such as winter tyres and their performances, the dealers retain a crucial role in the consumers purchasing decision as they will always be the expert who can recommend the right tyre for the individual needs of each end user.

Contact Us

ONLINE TYRE QUOTE

To start, we need the right tyre size for your car. Enter either your car's registration number OR your tyre size manually and we'll find the tyre size for you.

We aim to return our tyre estimates by email within the hour.

Have a question or looking for some honest advice? Get in touch, we are always here to help. 

Alternatively call our service team on 01420 477655.
Share by: