The different types: symmetrical, asymmetrical et directional
Not all tyres share the same design. The tread pattern of a tyre determine its performance
There are three main types of tread patterns :
Please find below a few explanations to help you select the tye best adapted to your driving style :
Designed for short commutes for small passenger cars.
- High resistance
- Improved tread life
- Excellent road handling
- Comfortable driving
- Average steering responsiveness
- Weak resistance to aquaplaning
- There is no compulsory mounting order for this tyre.
- Available in small sizes (from 13" to 15")
Designed for powerful sedans and sports cars
- Quiet driving
- High resistance to aquaplaning
- High stability
- Flexible sidewalls ( less resistance to shocks)
- More expensive
- Shorter longevity
- « outside » and « inside » markings are engraved on the sidewall, they indicate the correct mounting order.
- Available in sizes 15" to 19".
Designed for sports cars
- Outstanding steering responsiveness
- Good road handling on wet and snow
- High resistance to aquaplaning risks
- Good grip on wet
- Predictable handling at high speeds
- Not economical
- Weaker resistance to shocks ( flexible sidewalls)
- Worn out faster
- Mounting : Directional, small white arrows indicate on what axle each tyre has to be placed
- Front to rear ( and rear to front) tyre rotation only