Winter tyres in summer : a bad idea !

Despite the fact that we’ve had no more severe winters in recent years, many motorists continue to fit winter tyres on their car for fear of getting stuck. However, because of the economic crisis, many are keeping them on in summer. Motorists think they are saving money by keeping their winter tyres on in summer. […]

A new average price

As we have seen time and time again, tyre prices are rising all the time. This increase has pushed the average price up to €110. Consumers have notices that everything has gone up recently. However, it is mainly when they see the price of tyres that they have reacted, while the prices of labour and […]

Tyre prices continue to rise

Over the last 4 months, we have seen prices rise due to inflation. At the same time, we have seen a change in demand. Firstly, the covid crisis has led to a decrease in the sale of winter tyres. Conversely, the private sector is tending to buy 4-season tyres, unlike the industrial sector which still […]

Hankook and Spa-Francorchamps

Hankook has signed a 3-year contract with the Spac-Francorchamps circuit ! During the three seasons, namely 2023, 2024 and 2025, the entire fleet of vehicule at the circuit will be equiped with Hankook tyres. What’s more, you’ll also be able to buy tyres on site. source

Changing Tyres

Changing tyres is vital to staying safe on the road. After all, tyres are responsible for 50% of a vehicle’s road holding. We therefore strongly advise you to check them every 6 months or 10,000 kilometres. When it comes to choosing new tyres, there are many factors to consider, including the weather, your vehicle’s performance […]

Market share of types of tyre

Two times a year, KwikFit commisions a study to find out the market share of the different brands and types of tyre. As we all know, winter is milder. That’s why the share of winter tyres is falling. 4-season tyres are taking up the slack, rising from 2.3% in 2012 to 22.4% in 2023. Continental […]

Sharp rise in average tyre prices

Inflation spares no one. The world of tyres is no exception. Container prices may have fallen, but tyre prices have continued to rise. Between 2021 and 2022, we have seen an increase of 13.4%. This increase is mainly due to energy and raw material costs. However, the number of passenger vehicles on the road fell […]

Summer tyre test

The ANWB and its affiliated clubs tested 50 different tyres. They used the best-selling 255/55R16 tyres. The tyres were divided into three categories. In the top, we find the Falken ZIEK ZE310 Ecorun which is the best on dry ground. The Continental PreniumContact 6 and the Nokia WetProof are also above average on dry surfaces. […]

Belgian car drivers in winter

The last harsh winter in Belgium was in 2009-2010. Since then, winters have been milder, but the economic crisis has been in full swing and the cost of living has risen sharply in the last 3-4 years. Belgians spend their money on things they consider essential and winter tyres are not one of them. In […]

Why more and more people safe the winter tyre ?

Fewer and fewer people are buying winter tyres. The cost is the main reason, but the mild winters also pay a role in this decline. As a result, many people are turning to 4-season tyres. Despite the crisis we are going through, we must remember that a winter tyre is more efficient and therefore safer […]