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Goodgrip UK have been pressing down the prices on tyres the last years, and are now one of the cheapest UK retailer of premium and budget car tyres online.
To make our customers feel save, we have introduced some appreciated guarantees, 100% FITTING Guarantee and SATISFACTION Guarantee. All to make you as a customer feel more safe while shopping online at our store.
Goodgrip.co.uk sell car, van and 4x4 tyres from all famous manufactures such as Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Hankook, Bringestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Marangoni, Nokian, Gislaved and alot more. Due to our huge amount of ordered tyres, we can lower the price for our customers. Why pay more than necessary?
Construction of a tyre
If you take a fast look at a tyre, they all look the same but if take a closer look you will find a modern tyre construction. The modern construction offers a great amount of the latest technology from the manufactures.
The tyre manufactures are allways trying to invent a new, safer, better, stronger and more ECO friendly tyres.
The most common type of tyre is the Radial tyre and the first design of the tyre came 1915, and was invited by Arthur W Savage.
Tyres are not just fabricated from rubber since that would be far to weak and fexible. Within the rubber are a series of plies of cord that´s used for reinforcement.
Since 1960, all common tyres are made from layers of rubber and cords of pylyester, steel, and other textile materials.
The name Radial tyre comes from the cords angle viewed from the direction of travel.
In the past the fabric was built with the cords at an angle of about +60 and -60 degrees. This way the cords criss-crossed each other. This tyre was called cross-ply or bias ply tyres.
Nowdays, the radial tyre lay the all the cord plies at 90 degrees to the direct of travel. This avoids the plies to rub against each others which damage the tyre alot. It´s also reduce the rolling friction alot, this allows cars with radial tyres to perform better and get a lower fuel incineration.
Wintertye defination: Tyres especially made for driving on is and snow and that´s been marked with: M+S, M.S, ,M&S, M-S or "Mud and Snow".
Breaking with summertyres on an road with alot of snow and some hidded ice underneath is a extreme danger!
Goodgrip.co.uk advise all customers to be careful when the winter comes. Please don´t drive with the wrong type of tyres, it can punish yourself and others in your surrounding.
Tyre pattern law:
Heavy vehicles with a weight over 3500kgs:
Tyres need to have at a minimum depth of 1,0 mm throughout a continous band that´s measuring at least 3 quarters of the breadth of the thread and round the entire outer circumference of the tyre.
Car and passanger vehicles with a maximum of 3500kgs:
The United Kingdom and the European Community got the same law about passanger cars tread depth. The minimum pattern depth is 1,6mm throughout a continuous band, comprising the central three quarters of the breadth of tread.
Many new tyres got a tread wear indicator, it´s a simple tip for the driver to change tyres. The manufactures often cuts 5-6 small ribs across the bottom of the main tread grooves. When the tread surface becomes level with the ribs - Change your tyre! Sinse it´s not longer legal to drive on the tyres.
Check the air pressure
The tyre will be damaged if the air pressure not correct, often to low pressure.
If you drive with 80% of the recommended air pressure you will reduce the life of the tyre with 25%.
If you drive with less than 70% air pressure, the tyre life can be devided in two.
When the air pressure is to low the fuel consumption will raise massively.
If you check your tyres weekly or atleast montly while re-fueling you will be driving more economic, safer, and you won´t damage the environment as bad.