Radial tyres – characteristics

Radial tyres – characteristics

Read about radial tyres. Check what the characteristics of radial tyres are and why they became so popular.

  • 21/02/2013
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Tyre warranty - comparison of manufacturers

Tyre warranty - comparison of manufacturers

What are the tyre warranty periods? How to make a complaint? Find out whether tyre warranty is just a marketing trick!

  • 21/02/2013
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Motorcycle tyres – user’s guide

Motorcycle tyres – user’s guide

A quick and easy motorcycle tyre user’s guide. Here you will find information on the appropriate storage conditions, tread wear and tyre pressure.

  • 14/01/2013
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Motorcycle tyres: Sizes, markings and construction.

Motorcycle tyres: Sizes, markings and construction.

Have you ever got confused when trying to read the motorcycle tyre markings? If so, here is our quick and easy guide to motorcycle tyre sizes, markings and construction.

  • 10/01/2013
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
67th FIM Rally 2012 [report]

67th FIM Rally 2012 [report]

OPONEO recently had the pleasure of welcoming to Poland those attending the FIM Rally, held in the beautiful Polish city of Bydgoszcz. Read the report from this event.

  • 17/08/2012
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Directional tyres

Directional tyres

The tread pattern is crucial for the performance of tyres therefore, you should always consider various options when you choose the best model for your car. In our article we describe main features of directional tyres and how to fit them. We discuss the influence of tread patterns on tyre performance and give examples of the most widely used directional tyre models.

  • 10/05/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Tread patterns. Asymmetrical tyres.

Tread patterns. Asymmetrical tyres.

Advantages and disadvantages of various tread patterns are important when you choose your next tyres. In our article we explain and describe main features of asymmetrical tyres. We also give advice on how to install asymmetrical tyre. Finally, we discuss the influence of tread patterns on tyre performance.

  • 10/05/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Tyre widths. Narrow or wide winter tyres?

Tyre widths. Narrow or wide winter tyres?

Quite often the fitted winter tyres are narrower than the summer ones.The latest news about tyre widths, however, claims the opposite to be the most effective. Tyre experts decided to reverse the rule:use wide tyres in winter as well!In our article the reader is going to find test resultsto learn why this rule is worth practicing.

  • 10/05/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Tread wear – how to recognise it?

Tread wear – how to recognise it?

Tread wear checking is crucial for our safety. Using excessively worn tyres may be a serious hazard.You should check your tyres regularly.In our article we explain tread wearing phenomenon. Moreover, we advice on what makes the tyre unusable and we define types of tread wear. Finally, we advice on how you should take care of your tyres.

  • 28/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
How does tyre storage impact their properties?

How does tyre storage impact their properties?

Proper tyre storage is a crucial thing not only for tyre retailers but also for ordinary users. Customers often ask if 2- or 3-year-old tyres are considered old andwhetherthey are still usable.In our article we present the official Michelin specialist statement on tyre storage.

  • 28/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Tyre ranking – can tyre tests be trusted?

Tyre ranking – can tyre tests be trusted?

In this article we discuss the notion of tyre tests can be credibility. We assess how objective the tests are. We enlist the most influential tyre tests in Europe and explain the controversial scores.

  • 24/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
The influence of front and rear wheel suspension toe on handling

The influence of front and rear wheel suspension toe on handling

This article in our series on the “Elements of suspension” explains what suspension toe is and how it influences handling and traction. W also explain what the symptoms of misaligned wheels are and how to achieve the proper setting. Furthermore we highlight the importance of suspension toe control.

Tyre sizes

Tyre sizes

In our article you are going to read how to find your tyre sizes and how to read them.The reader is going to acquire knowledge how to choose the right tyre size for his or her car and how tyre sizes are marked in different countries and on professional racing cars.Finally, he or she is going to learnthe basics and advanced information.

  • 02/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Premium tyres or economy tyres - tyre choice

Premium tyres or economy tyres - tyre choice

This article is devoted to tyre classification and tyre choice.Our readers are going to get know why more expensive premium tyres are worth buyingand when economy class tyres are sufficient. We also present different tyre models as an examples of each tyre group.

  • 02/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Three myths about tyres (tyre DOT, speed index and uneven tyres)

Three myths about tyres (tyre DOT, speed index and uneven tyres)

In this article we debunk three myths about tyres.The reader  is going to learn why the speed index is important and why better tyres when you have uneven tyres should be installed in the back. Finally, we explain long-lasting myths about tyre DOT.Read about the myths concerning tyre manufacturing date.

  • 02/03/2011
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

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