Fitting award winning Continental tyres is the smart choice

Fitting award winning Continental tyres is the smart choice

12 Feb

By Gwyn Fennell

Coming first. Being top of the class. Achieving greatness. From childhood, it’s something we’ve all aspired to, at least for a time. Recognition matters, and what better way to represent finishing first? Awards. Lots of them. There’s nothing quite like receiving an award. Being acknowledged by your peers confirms that your performance is valued.

When it comes to the automotive world, there’s just one tyre maker that time and time again consistently wins the top awards. That premium tyre manufacturer is Continental. They win them all – and not just any awards; we’re talking the Oscars of tyre awards, the big one – the one that all the leading tyre makers covet the most; the Auto Express Tyre Test Award. 

Bestowed by the UK’s number one selling weekly car magazine, the Auto Express Tyre Test Award is offered to the very best summer, winter and all-season tyres. There’s an award for each category, and competition is very fierce. To win one award is an achievement; two awards remarkable; but to win three awards across all of the categories – in a single year – well, it’s simply unheard of…

That is until 2018. Previously, no tyre manufacturer had ever achieved this fabled treble, but Continental changed all that when they made tyre awards history with the PremiumContact™ 6, the WinterContact™ TS 860, and the AllSeasonContact™. These tyres simply blew the competition away.

Continental tyres – the smart choice

When you consider that the only thing between your vehicle and the road (which in the UK is very often wet) is four tyres, you begin to appreciate just how important they are for your driver safety. The fact is, the better your tyres are, the better protected you are against accidents – and there’s simply nothing better than driving on award winning Continentals. Auto Express’ independent tyre test is universally recognised as being both thorough and impartial, so when they publish a review the industry and motorists alike listen. Here’s what they had to say about each of Continental’s three award winning tyres:

Summer Tyre Test 2018 winner PremiumContact™ 6

The PremiumContact™ 6 was the best tyre to drive in both wet and dry, there was a liveliness to its handling that no rival could match and few could get close to. In the wet, the PremiumContact™ 6 was in a league of its own, the sharpness was there on the wet track with a strong front end pulling you through turns - where rivals just pushed wide.

The tyres’ consistent performance across a range of testing led towards another fantastic win for Continental and the PremiumContact™ range.”

Winter Tyre Test 2018 winner WinterContact™ TS 860

A third victory on the trot for the TS 860, which could almost be designed for British winters. Continental set the pace in the wet braking and handling, and felt sharp on the track, with impressive traction in corners. It’s rare that a tyre picks up a hat-trick of wins in our tests, but the Continental TS 860 has done exactly that, yet again putting together a series of top results in all weathers.”


All-Season Tyre Test 2018 winner AllSeasonContact™

“Just a quick look at the results is enough to show which was the dominant tyre in this test. No matter what the surface, the AllSeasonContact™ was on the podium. Continental may have come late to the all-season party, but it has made a winning entrance. A great test debut that shows how an all-season tyre should perform.”

Continental – delivering award winning tyres

UK drivers have long enjoyed the benefits of Continental’s high quality premium tyres. They’re always winning awards thanks to their continued investment in research and development, which results in new, improved tyres. If you already have Continental’s fitted to your car or SUV, you’ll need no reminding of the superb driving performance and safety characteristics that they provide you with, ensuring you can brake, overtake and corner with supreme confidence on any road surface – whether dry or wet, warm or cold.

If you don’t have Continental’s fitted, isn’t it time for a rethink? Premium tyres completely outperform budgets. This is also the case with part worns – which, to be completely honest, can be extremely dangerous, and are a false economy. Why? Because in exact like-for-like comparison tests – like the Auto Express Tyre Testing Awards – premium tyres always outperform their budget rivals, delivering superior grip, handling, performance and safety characteristics. It’s little wonder that a third of all cars that leave the factory floor in Europe are fitted with Continental OE (Original Equipment).

Shouldn’t your vehicle have Continental fitted too?

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