High Performance Tyres
High performance car tyres, also known as UHP (ultra-high performance) tyres are designed to improve grip and provide greater handling for premium and sports cars.
Typically used at high speeds, high performance tyres are wider to help stick to the road when cornering providing greater stability for sportand racing cars. The tyre compound is created specifically to give superior performance and better braking distances when compared to a standard car tyre.
Ultra-high performance tyres have a softer compound, unique tread pattern and lower profiles and in turn, this gives greater handling, precise steering and less noise on the road.
Are high performance tyres right for me?
UHP tyres aren’t suitable for all vehicles or drivers, but if you require speed, precision and responsiveness, high performance tyres could the right tyre choice for you.
Things to consider when buying UHP tyres:
- Tyre treadwear – due to the softer compound of the tyre, the tyre tread may wear quicker.
- Fuel consumption – Your car might be less efficient when it comes to fuel consumption when driving on high performance tyres.
- Cost – In most cases ultra-high performance tyres cost more than standard car tyres.
T. Thompson & Sons Ltd knows how important it can be to get the right high-performance tyre for your vehicle, so if you need some help one of our tyre experts is on hand to help, please call us on 01670 512651.
If you know what you’re looking for, we stock all the leading high-performance tyres from the major tyre manufacturers, so buy your UHP tyres online today, for us, your local, independent tyre centre in Morpeth.