A consumer publication has named Continental as the best tyre brand, recognising the remarkably good dry grip and wet grip of the firm's products.
In a study conducted by Which?magazine, as many as 18 tyre brands were trialled. Factors including grip and handling on dry roads as well as during wet weather were taken into consideration in the tests.
Good tyres are important for a car, as they could help the owner save oncar insurance by preventing accidents.
Which? said: "The Continental tyres we've tested cover eight sizes commonly used on popular superminis, medium cars, large cars and MPVs. All the Continental tyres we've tested offer balanced performance, have no major weaknesses and all make the Best Buy grade. In the dry, Continental tyres perform very well, and wet grip is balanced and safe in a straight line or in a bend."
Brand manager Tracey Hyem said: "To come out as the top tyre brand tested really shows the all round ability and quality of our products and we are incredibly pleased with the result. Which? magazine considers its 'Best Buys' very carefully putting the tyres through stringent tests so this really is an excellent result for Continental."
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