How to buy Firestone van tyres online with Protyre
It’s easy to find new tyres and book a fitting date with Protyre. In just a few simple steps, we’ll help you order the right tyres for your car – and get you booked in at one of our 157 local garages on a date that works for you. All it takes is a few minutes to buy your new tyres online. Here’s how the process works:
- Find your car tyres online: Enter your car registration and we’ll find the perfect new tyres for your car
- Choose your local garage: With 157 Protyre garages in the UK, find your nearest to get your tyres fitted
- Book a tyre fitting date: Pick your preferred date. We can even do same-day tyre fitting on 1000+ tyres
- 5-Star Service: Buy your car tyres online from us and you’ll also receive award-winning service
Types of Van Tyre
As with regular tyres, there are three main types of van tyre available: winter, summer, and all-season.
Winter van tyres are designed to remain reliable at low temperatures, and also to provide excellent traction, grip and handling on ice or snow. To achieve this, they are constructed from a softer rubber compound with deep wide grooves. Most also have swept-back sipes on the tyre shoulders that help to disperse water rapidly in very wet conditions. Winter tyres are not mandatory in the UK.
Summer van tyres are optimised for performance in warm drier months but can also cope with some wet weather. They provide nimble handling and maximum fuel economy. Although they are often used year-round in the UK, they become less effective when temperatures drop below about 7°C.
All-season van tyres (also sometimes referred to as four season tyres) are designed to provide a safe and comfortable drive in dry and wet conditions, in winter or summer. They are made from rubber similar to winter tyres so can be used in temperatures down to -10°C and up to 30°C plus, so you do not have to switch tyres as the seasons change. Their tread pattern is optimised to disperse water, preventing aquaplaning. Their versatility does mean, however, that they are not quite as good as summer tyres in summer months, or as good as winter tyres in winter months. They are a happy medium.
Firestone van tyres at Protyre
These Firestone van tyres are designed for light commercial vehicles, 4x4s and SUVs. They tick all the boxes, with great durability, heavy load bearing, outstanding wet grip and cold tolerance. They are available in run-flat and in widths from 165 to 225.
Firestone’s newest flagship tyre, the Destination has a chunkier tread design that will provide safer handling on slush or off-road mud (there is an all-terrain variant as well), otherwise it offers similar benefits, with exceptional durability, load bearing, and wet and dry road grip. Suitable for light to medium vans and also available in run-flats.
Looking for advice on Firestone van tyres?
If you are not sure if your tyres need to be replaced, please book your vehicle in for a free tyre safety check. Our qualified fitters will be able to assess the condition of your tyres and talk you through the next steps.