It's the tyres that stop the car
When it comes to safety, tyres are the most important component on your vehicle.
The brakes stop the wheels, not your car! It's actually your tyres that stop it.
Let's take a closer look:
Here, rubber meets the road:
The contact area is the size of the palm of your hand.
And this is all where it happens:
Breaking, Traction, Handling, Steering, Comfort
On such small area, a failure at high speed could have serious consequences.
Your safety also depends on you.
You took time to choose your car.
Taking time to choose your tyre is just as important.
We can all recall stressful situations where our tyres made the difference:
Think of that bike that came from nowhere,
that driver in front of you suddenly braking,
that dog crossing the street (small illustration),
this difficult journey under a wall of rain.
Your safety does not just depend on the way that you or others are driving.
It depends equally on your choice of tyres.
For your peace of mind (and your family’s...), take the time to choose well!