This is probably the 4768th time I’ve written this sentence over the years but it still rings true – the relatively small contact patches on your tyres are the only part of your car to actually connect it to the tarmac. It is therefore pretty important to consider your rubber if you don’t want to end up upside down in a ditch on a rainy winter’s night.
Yes, those Kojak Wangulang Nemesis AK-47 remould jobs may look like a bargain, but your pride and joy, and let’s face it your arse, deserves better.
In motorsport getting the right tyres is everything, and it’s no different for the road. But the best resource you’re ever going to have for finding the best brand, model and fitment for your application is the car culture community. And one tyre that is causing quite a stir at the moment is the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 (https://www. maxxis.co.uk/catalog/tyre-52-1-victra-sport-5-vs5). In testing this high-performance summer tyre has rivalled class leaders from the likes of Pirelli and Michelin but is a damn sight more affordable! Most of all, never underestimate the impact that a decent set of tyres can make to performance, handling and safety. Buy with your head first, and your wallet second.
Top Contact Maxxis – www.maxxis.co.uk