Continental Tyre Technology

SSR – the Self-Supporting Runflat tyre

  • Possible to drive up to 50 miles at 50 mph (maximum) after puncture

  • No spare wheel required

  • Compatible with conventional rims

  • Fuel efficient

When a puncture occurs, the Self-Supporting Runflat (SSR) technology prevents the sidewall of the tyre from getting crushed between the rim and the ground and stops the tyre slipping off the rim, which would make fitting a spare an impossible task.

An SSR tyre has other benefits too. SSR tyres help fuel efficiency and if you have four fitted to your vehicle, you will not need to carry a spare resulting in less weight and more interior space.

SSR Tyre (Deflated)                                                       Standard Tyre (Deflated)

To have SSR tyres fitted, it is essential that your vehicle has a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and it is recommended by Continental that it also has Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a program that improves stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction.

ContiSeal™ - technology that seals a damaged tyre tread

  • ContiSeal™ reduces tyre tread damage

  • Continued mobility and unaltered mileage

  • Driving performance completely unaffected

ContiSeal™ is a technology designed to seal a tyre’s damaged tread. When a tyre has a puncture, the immediate roadside change can be a necessary inconvenience. However, with ContiSeal™, the holes in the tyre will remain sealed, even if the object that has caused the damage becomes dislodged.

When a puncture occurs on a standard tyre, the sidewall can get crushed between the rim and the ground. This can lead to dangerous situations such as; a blowout, or the tyre slipping off the rim of the wheel, which would make fitting a spare impossible.

However, this is not the case with a ContiSeal™ tyre…

ContiSeal™ is a sticky gum-like sealant layer that is in the tread area of the inside of the tyre. The technology seals a whopping 80% of all punctures reducing the risk of flat tyres. These tyres are compatible with all commonly available rims are can be identified by their symbol on the sidewall.

ContiSeal™ (Punctured)                                                         Standard Tyre (Deflated)

To get the best benefits out of ContiSeal™ technology, Continental recommend using a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to work in conjunction.

With ContiSeal™ you can continue your journey without the necessity to stop and change your punctured tyre.

However, when you discover a puncture, Continental recommend a tyre specialist like Protyre check the tyre. At Protyre, we offer Free Tyre Checks at every one of our garages, click the button below to book your vehicle in.

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ContiSilent™ - tyre noise-reducing technology

  • Reduced interior noise on every road surface

  • The ContiSilent™ technology performs no matter the weather

  • Driving performance characteristics unaffected

  • No change in mileage, load and speed capabilities

  • Same mounting and storage as standard tyres

ContiSilent™ is designed to reduce interior noise from all surfaces. These tyres are equipped with a polyurethane foam, inner tyre absorber which is attached to the inner surface of the tread area.

ContiSilent™ can help to reduce interior vehicle noise by up to 9 decibels, depending on; vehicle type, speed and the surface it is driving on. These tyres are available for summer tyres and are compatible with all common sizes of wheel rims. ContiSilent™ tyres do not affect driving performance and there is no change in mileage and load/speed capability.

For best results Continental recommend that ContiSilent™ tyres are fitted to each wheel on your vehicle.

Choosing the right tyres

When searching for the perfect tyre for your vehicle, it's important to consider the various tyre types available. Premium car tyres offer superior performance and durability for a smooth, comfortable ride. For added safety, run flat car tyres allow you to continue driving even after a puncture. Depending on the season, summer car tyres provide excellent handling and grip in warm weather conditions, while winter car tyres are designed to maintain traction on snowy and icy roads.

Selecting the right tyre variant depends on your specific driving needs, preferences, and local climate. Whether you prioritize high performance, run flat capability, or seasonal specialization, our tyre variant pages offer in-depth information to help you make the best choice for your vehicle. Explore the features and benefits of a premium car tyre, run flat car tyre, summer car tyre, and winter car tyre to find the perfect match for your driving style.

Choosing a brand

Choosing a reputable tyre brand is essential for ensuring quality, reliability, and performance. Leading brands such as Michelin tyres, Pirelli tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Continental tyres, Dunlop tyres, Falken tyres, and Goodyear tyres offer a wide range of tyre options to suit various vehicle types and driving conditions. Other notable brands include BF Goodrich tyres, General tyres, GT Radial tyres , Hankook tyres, Runway tyres, Sumitomo tyres, and Toyo tyres among others.

Each tyre brand has its own unique features, technologies, and reputation. By researching and comparing different brands, you can find the one that best aligns with your specific needs and preferences. Our tyre brand pages provide detailed information on each manufacturer, helping you make an educated choice for your vehicle. Discover the advantages of BF Goodrich tyre, Bridgestone tyre, Continental tyre, Dunlop tyre, Falken tyre, General tyre, Goodyear tyre, GT Radial tyre , Hankook tyre, Michelin tyre, Pirelli tyre, Runway tyre, Sumitomo tyre, and Toyo tyre to find the perfect match for your vehicle.