About this Manufacturer:
Continental has been in the rubber industry for well over 100 years. Tracing their ancestry all the way back to Germany in 1871, they started churning out their first pneumatic automotive tires as early as 1898. Since those early days they have grown to become a global presence and supply the United States from their headquarters in South Carolina. The folks at Continental make a high quality product and they are not afraid to prove it by taking their wares to the race track. Continental tires have been used in numerous racing events and are currently the official tire for the Grand-Am Road Racing series. The company also thoroughly tests all of their tires at one of the best testing facilities in the world, The Uvalde Proving Grounds. The Uvalde facility features a huge mix of dirt, gravel, mud and road courses to test everything from traction to tread wear in a myriad of conditions. Today Continental has expanded its lineup to include a host of other automotive parts and they look to be an industry leader for years to come.
About this Product:
Speed Rating: H
About the ContiProContact
The ContiProContact features unparalleled wet-braking capacity and year-round traction. This tire performs with outstanding handling, control and high-speed capability.
- Straight circumferential groove for greater water evacuation and outstanding braking on wet surfaces.
- Central rib reduces tread pattern noise level for a quiet ride.
- Optimized shoulder lug stability for enhanced steering response.
- Optimized sipes with defined radius create an interlocking effect for improved stability and dry handling.
Tires are one of the most important components on any vehicle. They can transform a ride from soft to harsh, improve handling, make your truck off-road competent, or even affect gas mileage. There are numerous different tire types developed for the different styles of driving that people have adopted. The major categories include off road tires or mud &snow tires, all-season tires and high performance tires. There are also tire options that blend the line between these categories. All-season tires are the most prevalent and are designed to work in the biggest array of conditions from dry roads to wet roads to the occasional ice and snow. These are the tires that most commonly come on passenger vehicles and light trucks/SUVs; they usually have the highest tread wear rating so they last the longest and are the most affordable of the groups. Off road tires are designed for more extreme conditions such as loose dirt, mud or deep snow. These are often used by 4x4 enthusiasts and they sometimes require a lift in order to clear the larger more aggressive tread designs. These tires tend to be noisy on the street, and wear out quicker than standard tires, but they really shine when the terrain gets rough. High performance tires are designed to maximize traction and handling for sports cars or performance oriented machines. These tires are rated for higher speed and increased grip but also wear out quicker due to softer compounds, and tend to be worse in the wet than all-season tires. You should choose your tire type based on how you use your vehicle the majority of the time. If you like performance driving you will want a performance tire, but if you commute 90% of the time, a good all-season will be probably be the best choice.;;;;Tires come in a host of different sizes, and the sizing is usually stamped right on the sidewall of the tire. Some off road tires use a format that lists the tire diameter, the tire width and the wheel diameter. For example a 31x10.50x15 would mean the tire is 31” tall, 10.50” wide and fits a 15” tall wheel. More commonly though, tires rely on metric measurements using width, aspect ratio and wheel diameter. A 205/65/14 means that the tire is 205 mm wide, that the distance of the sidewall from the rim lip to the tread face (the aspect ratio) is 65% of the tread width (65% of 205 mm), and it should be mounted on a 14” rim.;;;;In general when choosing a tire it is best to replace your tires with the size that was originally fitted to the vehicle. However, it is often popular to increase tire size in order to gain some added performance be it on or off road. In this case it is crucial to do your homework because a tire that is too tall or too wide will rub and damage the body work as well as hurting the tire itself. If you are planning to run larger wheels it is common to run lower profile tires (smaller sidewall) in order to prevent rubbing and to keep the final drive close to stock and the speedometer calibration the same. Many vehicle manufacturers will list tire sizes that fit your vehicle in the owner’s manual or on their websites. When in doubt it is best to contact the manufacturer directly to find out if a specific tire size will work with your vehicle.