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Tire basics

Tire basics

Tire basics

Learn the essential facts about tires and tire technology

What’s a speed rating, for example? What’s a load index? And when fitting new tires for your car, how do you identify the size and the correct inflation pressure? We have the answers to all of these questions and more. Stick around while we explain the miracle of modern engineering that is the everyday radial tire.

Tire components

Tire components

An inside look at the components that make up modern car tires.

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Tire mixture

The rubber hits the road. Continental makes tires with the highest quality materials for optimal driving performance.

What’s in your tires?

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Tire production

A modern tire is made from many components. Follow the tire manufacturing process step by step.

From the rubber tree to the road.

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Tire types

Know your tire types

From summer to winter, and more.

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Tire tread

Patterns with a purpose

Tire tread patterns to meet the needs of the road.

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Tire size

There are three things to know when buying new tires for your car: The size, speed rating, and load index.

Selecting the right tire size for your car.

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Tire markings

Markings on the tire sidewall are shorthand for a wealth of information.

A wealth of information on the sidewall.

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Tire approvals

Are you allowed to fit any tire to your car if it has the same diameter as the rims? Find out if they have tire approval.

How to find out if your new tires have tire approval.

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Wide tires

The pros and cons of going wide.

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Off-road tires

Explore off the beaten track

Explore off the beaten track.

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