Advantages Will keep you on road
There are a few reviews already on this tyre but I will give my view and add some information for those who don't really know much about tyres, I'm not an expert so please correct me if I am wrong with any of the details.Pirelli are one of the top brand names when it comes to tyres, they can be slightly more expensive than some other top brands and are reasons other than garages trying to make a buck or two on them. Pirelli tyres are a well balanced tyre for all occasions and most driving styles. Pirelli are preferred tyres for manufacturers such as BMW, Ford and Vauxhall and some others. Infact when I bought my Vauxhall Vectra it had 4 Pirelli P6000 and still has. Previous to buying this car I had always used budget tyres and even when to car dismantlers and bought good tyres for £6 - £8 depending on quality of tread. I've used many tyres and this review will be unbiased and based on the tyre.
For those who don't know already let's have a little run down of tyres. Every tyre if different from each manufacturer because they used different rubber compounds and methods of creating tyres. Without going into depth about this basically a soft compound provides fantastic grip but wears faster, a hard compound offers less grip but last longer. Together with this fact in mind you have tyre tread and size that have to be balanced too. On most tyres you won't know the compound but you will writing like this ... 195/65 R15 91H, this is a tyre rating and infact is on my Pirelli P6000 and I'll break it down....195 - This is the width of the tread that sits on the road, the higher the number the more grip you should have. This will vary from tyre to tyre.
/65 - This is the depth of the tyre from the tread to the rim whether it be steel or alloy. This will vary from tyre to tyre but the most common are 65 or 60. Sports tyres tend to be lower because the lower this number the less flexibility in the side walls, meaning you can go around corners faster.R15 - In my case it means they are designed to fit 15" rims/wheels. This number will obviously vary depending on your vehicle.
91H - This is basically a load and speed rating of the tyre, the 91 means it can handle weight of 615kgs and the H means that the tyre can handle speeds up to 130mph. My back ones are labelled as 91V which means they can handle speeds up to 149mph.E4 - If you see this on your tyre wall it means the tyre has been tested and passed by the European Regulatory Authorities.
As I said I had 4 Pirelli P6000 on my car when I bought it as they are recommended for my car, for some reason I have 2 p6000 91h on the front and 2 P6000 powergy 91v on the back. Had the car 8 months now and still have these tyres on it but will need to replace front soon. The car has driven 7,000 miles in 8 months and tyres were new when I bought the car.
Please note that all of the above settings will vary from car to car due to the cars size weight and performance. If you search the internet you will find plenty of sites breaking down exactly what tyres sizes are and what they mean but mine are as above.
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