South Africa is back in the grip of World Cup fever. This time the excitement is centred on Tiger Wheel & Tyre, where from now until 19 July you’ll get a free official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Adidas Brazuca match ball replica with any two Continental tyres purchased. Buy any four or more Continental tyres and you’ll get a free official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Adidas backpack.
With tyres as with soccer balls, design is critical and you get what you pay for. When you opt for Continental tyres, you have the assurance of knowing that vast research and development has gone into developing the optimal tread design to deliver the most comfortable ride, the best fuel efficiency and the shortest stopping distance for your vehicle.
Tread depth is another key factor influencing your vehicle’s stopping distance. The minimum legal tread depth is just 1mm across the entire circumference of the tyre. Consider, however, that with 1.6mm of tread depth and at a speed of 44km/h, your stopping distance is increased by an additional 18.6m over tyres with 8mm of tread. This clearly illustrates how critical it is that you monitor your tread depth and replace your tyres before they reach the minimum tread depth.
Insufficient tread depth also plays a major role in aquaplaning, which occurs when there is not enough tread to disperse water and the tyre loses contact with the road surface, causing your vehicle to “float out of control”. Under typical rainy conditions and with an ideal remaining tread of 8mm, your tyres are able to evacuate water and remain in road contact. Under the same conditions and with insufficient tread of 1.6mm, a wedge of water will be driven beneath the tyre, causing it to aquaplane.
Did you know that the correct tyre inflation pressure plays an important role in your driving safety, in maintaining optimum fuel consumption, and in extending the service life of your tyres? For best results check your inflation pressure on cold tyres and do it every two weeks for maximum safety. Not sure what the correct tyre inflation is for your car? Each car comes with a recommended pressure, which you will find in the sill of the driver’s door or inside the fuel cap. Take the time to check this and make sure the pressure is just right.
Score a hat trick this World Cup with the correct tread depth and inflation pressure, and with premium quality Continental tyres. Buy your Continental tyres between now and 19 July 2014, at any Tiger Wheel & Tyre and claim your sensational official FIFA World Cup™ free gift. It’s like scoring the winning goal with just seconds to go in the game!