Tyre Performance Parameters:
• Wet grip
• Dry grip
• Wet braking
• Steering response
• Noise level
• Tread wear.
Ranking of importance based on:
1. Safety - the first priority
2. Ability to control the vehicle – also a safety issue
3. Comfort & fatigue factors – on long trips, also a safety issue
4. Cost factors
Note that cost factors may be very important to some drivers, but less so to others who may be prepared to pay a higher price to gain greater safety.
|| Why is this important?
|Ranking of importance (more stars = more important)
|affects steering & braking on wet roads
||affects steering & braking on dry roads
|ability to stop on wet roads
||affects driver's ability to steer the car
|| Driver control issue
||comfort and fatigue factor
|| Fatigue issue
||Individual - important to many drivers
For more information on how to interpret tyre reviews see a more detailed article in the CarbonBlack blog.