The Five Main Types of Tyres For All Driving Conditions

Choosing car tyres is not always an easy decision for most motorists. Where to buy them, what kind to buy, and of course, the budget, is the price of the tyre really worth its coin? Every car has factory tyres that were made for that car and sticking with them is not a bad decision but there are other factors to consider.

The Five Main Types of Tyres For All Driving Conditions

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First of all, what type of tread is needed? Where does the motorist live and what types of roads and terrain does the car travel on? Dirt roads or gravel roads will need a better grip tyre, while a car that travels a lot of highway miles will need a harder rubber tyre that will last longer and be quieter than the mountain climbing tyres.

There are five main types of tyres for all driving conditions.

1. Standard or all season. The name says it all. It is good in wet or dry pavement, rain or snow and has a harder rubber compound that gives the tyre longer life. The tread pattern also cuts down on the noise and allows a quite smooth highway drive.

2. ALL Terrain. This tyre has the best grip and is designed to tackle any mountain the motorist can drive on. Its tread design is for handling gravel, dirt roads, mud tracks, and sand dunes.

3. Winter. These tyres are not the most quite since they have little metal studs in their treads for gripping into snow packed roads. They are used only in the winter but insure safety to the motorist under extreme slippery conditions.

4. Performance. These tyres are for the warmer climates where the pavement gets really hot. They are made of a softer rubber compound that grips the hot pavement, but handles poorly on wet or slippery roads.

5. Run Flat. This tyre is different from the others because it allows the motorist to drive for a while to safety if they have received a puncture to cause a flat.

Finding the best price for tyres isn’t that easy but here are something’s to take in consideration. The best deals come with package buying. Many dealers offer buy three tyres get one free, or buy four rims and get half price tyres.

Online tyre prices may be cheaper but there is a shipping cost and a lot of dealers will offer free installation or free mounting and balancing with tyre purchase. Some dealers will offer lifetime tyre rotation and balancing, so there is a lot to consider.

The most important thing to remember, whatever tyre is needed, proper maintenance is a must. Make sure the car’s tyres are properly inflated and properly aligned, this will add to the life of the tyre and the safety of the passengers.…

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Ford Is Hollywood Royalty

Ford Motor is one of the most iconic automakers in American history; the company has played a vital role in the automotive industry, even revolutionizing the assembly line process and it’s the producer of the much loved Mustang pony car. It’s no surprise that the brand has made lots of appearances in some of the most popular movies.

Ford Is Hollywood Royalty

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One of the most popular teen hits of all time and of my personal favorite shows, “The OC” features an appearance by the Fusion. The Fusion is a family sedan that offers great mileage and a fun drive. The best part is that it’s reasonably priced with a base cost of around $20k. The Escape is a small SUV with a roomy interior, good crash results and an optional six cylinder that pits out 240 hp.  The Escape is priced at around the $21k range and if it’s good enough for a secret agent then it’s more than good enough for the rest of us.

The biggest Hollywood star in the Ford line is the Mustang muscle car. She’s the gorgeous pony car with sleek curves and a ton of power under the hood with more than 500 television and movie appearances including the blockbuster “I am Legend”, “Gone In Sixty Seconds” and “Diamonds Are Forever”.  The sweet Mustang made its film debut in the classic 007 flick movie “Goldfinger”.  Ford provided the production with a large variety of automobiles to use including the Thunderbird, which was used as the CIA agents’ cars and the Lincoln Continental which ends up destroyed.  This vehicle made another prominent appearance was in the classic film “Bullitt” featuring Steve McQueen.  The shining star was a 1968 Mustang GT which stole the scene with an adrenaline pumping high speed chase. Two Mustang GT’s and two Dodge Chargers were used in the infamous shot.  One of the auto’s most recent impressive appearances is in the massive blockbuster hit “I Am Legend”. In this flick Will Smith plays one of the last people left in the world and there are many shots of him cruising around an abandoned New York City in a shiny red pony car.  The Expedition and Escape also made appearances in the flick.  The 2010 Mustang is affordable with a base cost of around the $21k range and can be customized with a V6 or V8 motor.

Ford is one of the most popular automaker in the States and as a result it should be no surprise that its cars have made frequent appearances on the big screen. Ford vehicles are built in America, built tough and most of all practical and attainable for the average consumer.  Expect to see much more of Ford in the movies!…

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