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Tyre Buying Guide

Need a tyre? What's your requirement? You want a tyre for normal use? You want to go flat-out and apex every corner? Else go off-roading? State your requirement and you will get the tyre.

Normal use:

If you intend to go for normal use, we suggest going for Tubeless Radial as recommended by vehicle manufacturer.

Off-Roading/Snow:

If your vehicle is meant to be driven more off-road or in snow or mud, all-terrain, snow or mud tyres will be the suitable tyre choice respectively.

Bling Bling:

Want to show off your tyres. Switch to alloys and low profile tyres to make your car look cool and attractive. Maybe chrome coated alloys could be your choice depending on the colour of your car. Avoid going overboard and go for ultra-low profile tyres as they will burst easy if the tyre goes into huge potholes.

Tyre Brands:

Apollo: Apollo tyres are another Indian tyre manufacturer, which owns Dunlop tyres and has now even acquired a Dutch tyre company, Vredestein. The company manufactures tyres for cars, trucks, HCV, LCV, SUV, OTR and tractors. Apollo even manufactures asymmetric tyres for passenger cars.

Bridgestone: Bridgestone is a Japanese tyre manufacturer which holds a good grip in most of famous motorsporting events. Bridgestone is the sole supplier to the top notch motorsport known as Formula 1, supplies tyres to some Moto GP teams and many other racing events. Bridgestone is the second largest year manufacturing company after Michelin.

CEAT: Cavi Electrici Affini Torino (CEAT) an Italian based company is a part of Indian Automotive Industry since 1958. The company has two plants in India (Mumbai and Nashik) and it manufactures tyres for heavy-duty trucks and buses, Light commercial vehicles, earthmovers, forklifts, tractors, trailers, cars, motorcycles and Scooters and auto-rickshaws.

Continental: Continental is a German company which manufactures tyres, brake systems and other automotive spares and is the fourth largest tyre manufacturer in the world. The company produces tyres for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.

Goodyear: Goodyear is a tyre company based in the US, and it's the third largest tyre company across the globe. The company manufactures tyres for automobiles, race cars, commercial trucks, light trucks and aeroplanes. They have a great motorsporting background and Goodyear holds the maximum share for supplying tyres to Formula 1 in terms of number of years. Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber and its use in cars.

JK Tyre: JK Tyre like MRF is another Indian brand that manufactures tyres for passenger cars, tractors and commercial vehicles. JK also sponsors a huge number of Indian Motorsporting events like the JK National Rotax Karting Championship, and most of the Indian Rally and Formula championship held across the country. The manufacturer goes on to sponsor many Indian racing drivers like Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok and Armaan Ebrahim.

Michelin: Michelin is a French based company famous for their high speed tyres. The French rubber producer supplies tyres to most of the motorsporting events like GP2 racing, World Rally Championship (WRC) and many to follow. The single tyre supplier for all teams rule made Michelin quit the Formula 1 circus. Michelin tyres have built its image for manufacturing soft tyres which grip and handle well. Michelin is the largest tyre manufacturer (January 2009). Michelin is the pioneer of the radial ply tyres.

MRF: Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) manufactures tyres for cars, bikes and Formula racing in India. MRF's factory lies back in Chennai and the company has been promoting motorsports across the country through the MRF 4-stroke Karting Championship and a few rally championships. The rubber used by MRF on normal car tyre is a bit hard and tends to last longer than most of the other brands.

TVS Tyres: TVS Tyres manufacture tyres for two wheelers, three wheelers and agricultural applications like tractors. This is a child company of the TVS group.

Did you Know?
Approx 85% of the car's weight is supported by air and just 15% by tyres.
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