Tyres (or ‘tires’ in the USA) are essential parts of cars. Therefore, it is important that one has the right ones. To this end, there are many different tire comparison and review sites on the internet of which I will detail only the top five here. N.B. All information given is correct at time of writing – 20.07.11.
Number 1 and 2
Number 1- Tyrereviews.co.uk Tyre reviews is the self-proclaimed ‘leading source of independent tyre information in the world...allowing drivers to get impartial feedback on road and track tyres reviewed by those who know best - the people who drive on the tyres everyday’. It has thousands of articles containing tyre reviews and general tyre news so that the user can judge the best tires for him or herself. Tyre Reviews allows users to submit their own tire ratings such that the site can publish these reviews and/or compile the results for survey. It also has a link to Lovetyres.com – a site where one can purchase tyres and tyre car packages and accessories. Number 2- Tyretest.com TyreTest.com is also a very good tyre reviews site, claiming as it does to be ‘the largest independent online consumer platform for reviewing tyres’. On the homepage, there is always the current top-rated 5 tyres for summer and winter (the respective leaders at the moment being the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 for summer and Firestone – Winterforce for winter). The reviews for these can be clicked from here or the user can navigate the site at the top of the page which contains links for 4x4 tyres, all-season tyres, car summer tyres, car winter tyres, transporter tyres, truck tyres and motorcycle tyres. The user can also submit their own reviews.
Number 3, 4 and 5
Number 3 – Tirereview.com Based in the US, unlike the top two sites, Tire Review is the self-proclaimed ‘Tire Industry’s #1 source for News & Analysis’. There are reviews of tyres, but the site has more of a focus on being a forum, advice centre and provider of news in the automotive industry, particularly the tyre sector. Number 4 –Kwik Fit Kwik Fit, one of the leading car garages in the UK, has a site which offers much advice about tyres and car parts in general in addition to some reviews of tyres. Number 5 – Motorcycle News The products / tyres section of the world’s number one motorcycle publication, Motorcylcle News, is probably the best place to head if one is looking for motorcycle tyre reviews.