The protective ring-shaped circular enclosing a wheel is called a tyre. It is either made up of solid compounds or is pneumatic. Tyres are either composed of rubber compounds or plastic compounds. The tyres surround the rim of the wheel and protect it. Interestingly, the word tyre is an abbreviation of ‘Trace your route everywhere’. Tyres may not seem much, but a great deal of technology and time is invested in designing a tyre. That is because tyres are the most critical part of a vehicle. They serve as the only point of contact with the ground that a car has. Tyres are responsible for the control of the vehicle and ensure the safety of the driver and the passengers.
There are many tyre brands all over the world that provide their customers with the best possible tyres. This list comprises high-end brands such as Michelin, Pirelli etc. Then there are some mid-range tyres which give a decent performance. Brands like Churchill fall under this category. And then comes cheap budget tyres that deliver by their price. One thing that is common with all these brands is that irrespective of their price, these brands offer a wide range of tyres. For example, Summer season tyres, 4×4 tyres Milton Keynes. More than 6.8 million tyres are produced every day. Here are different types of tyres you need to know about.
Tube tyres and Tubeless tyres
The first classification of tyres that comes to our mind is the very basic one-tube and tubeless tyres. The tube tyres are fitted with a tube filled with air. The tube is attached between the rim and the tyre. The tyres with a tube are heavy comparatively and deemed to be less fuel-efficient. These tyres are considered to be cost-effective and are affordable. Since they are fitted with a tube, even a minor prick can lead to the puncture of the tyre; this results in high maintenance cost.
On the other hand, the tubeless tyres are lightweight and have excellent fuel efficiency because of the lightness of the tyre and better heat dissipation. Unlike tube tyres, these tyres are not fitted with a tube; rather, the air is held in between the rim of the wheel and the tyre. Since there is no tube, the maintenance cost is not very high.
Summer Tyres and Winter Tyres
Tyres can also be classified on the type of weather conditions. Some tyres are specifically designed for different weather conditions. The delicate rubber compound of summer tyres Milton Keynes is designed with a delicate rubber compound that delivers best in hot, humid and dry conditions. These tyres are known to have reduced rolling resistance and excellent fuel efficiency. Along with that, it generates negligible noise while driving. The tread pattern is streamlined with fewer grooves and ridges. This helps in increasing the contact surface with the ground.
Winter tyres are characterised by outstanding grip because they work on snowy and wet road surfaces. They deliver well in snowy and chilled weather conditions. These tyres are manufactured with a natural rubber compound as compared to the synthetic ones used in many other types. The natural rubber doesn’t harden with the fall in temperature. The compound allows the tyres to remain flexible and limber in the chilly climate. This allows reducing the stopping distance. Unlike summer tyres, the tread design has more ridges and grooves with sipes that dig deep into the snow and provide the adequate gripping required.