Continental EcoContact 6 (2023)

With the new EcoContact 6, Continental has launched a high technology summer tyre that delivers substantial improvements in terms of rolling resistance, mileage, steering precision and braking distances. Compared to its predecessor, the newcomer offers 20 percent higher mileage, 15 percent lower rolling resistance, even more precise handling and shorter braking distances on both wet and dry roads.

This tyre replaced the Continental Eco Contact 5.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 75%

Wet Grip 63%

Road Feedback 57%

Handling 62%

Wear 52%

Comfort 70%

Buy again 40%

Continental EcoContact 6 (1)

Tyre review data from 57 tyre reviews averaging 60% over 344,240 miles driven.

The EcoContact 6 is ranked 125th of 139 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview - 21st of 44 tyres

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2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tyre Test - 8th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Low consumption. Good comfort.
  • Negative - Poor wet grip. Extended braking distances. Slow steering reaction.
  • Overall - While the sibling PremiumContact 6 becomes test winner, the EcoContact 6 finishes further down the field. The wet grip leaves a lot to be desired and often it is the rear that releases the grip first with an unwelcome slide. The stopping distance on wet roads is well over four meters longer than PremiumContact 6 at 80 km/h – a difference that grows significantly at higher speeds. With relatively low tread depth – 6.7 mm new – it aquaplanes early.
    In the dry the EcoContact 6 does not perform particularly well, it is a bit slow to react to steering input and change course. However, the high-speed stability is good.
    The Continental EcoContact 6 has the lowest consumption in the test and comfort s very high. But that cannot justify a buy.

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2022 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test - 19th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Short dry braking, very low rolling resistance, low wear.
  • Negative - Limited aquaplaning resistance, long wet and dry braking, slow steering with high levels of understeer.

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2022 Tyre Tests

  • 7th: 2022 AZ SUV Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 8th: 2022 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 15 Inch (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2022 ViBilagare Eco vs Normal Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 19th: 2022 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 21st: 2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 8th: 2020 ADAC SUV Summer Tyre Test (235/55 R17)
  • SizeFuelWet Noise Weight
    155/70 R13 75T CB705.37kgs
    175/70 R13 82T BB706.27kgs
    155/80 R13 79T CB705.91kgs
    185/55 R14 80H AB705.97kgs
    165/60 R14 75H BA705.76kgs
    185/60 R14 82H AA706.33kgs
    155/65 R14 75T BB705.33kgs
    175/65 R14 82H BB706.26kgs
    175/65 R14 86T XL BB706.55kgs
    175/65 R14 82T BB706.28kgs
    185/65 R14 86T AB706.65kgs
    185/65 R14 86H AB706.65kgs
    155/70 R14 77T BB705.53kgs
    165/70 R14 81T BA706.15kgs
    175/70 R14 84T BB706.46kgs
    175/80 R14 88T BB707.55kgs
    195/50 R15 82H BB716.88kgs
    195/50 R15 82V BB716.88kgs
    175/55 R15 77T BB706.09kgs
    185/55 R15 82H AA706.49kgs
    185/55 R15 86H XL AB706.60kgs
    185/55 R15 82H AB706.38kgs
    185/55 R15 86V XL AA716.52kgs
    195/55 R15 85V BA717.05kgs
    195/55 R15 85H BA717.05kgs
    205/55 R15 88V AA717.41kgs
    175/60 R15 81H BB706.28kgs
    185/60 R15 88H XL AA716.68kgs
    185/60 R15 84T BA706.63kgs
    185/60 R15 84H BA706.68kgs
    195/60 R15 88V AB717.02kgs
    195/60 R15 88H AB717.03kgs
    205/60 R15 91H AA718.69kgs
    205/60 R15 91V AA717.82kgs
    225/60 R15 96W BA719.23kgs
    145/65 R15 72T BB705.17kgs
    165/65 R15 81T BB706.25kgs
    175/65 R15 84T BA706.69kgs
    175/65 R15 84H AB706.27kgs
    185/65 R15 88T AB707.17kgs
    185/65 R15 88H AA707.06kgs
    195/65 R15 95H XL AA727.20kgs
    195/65 R15 91H AA717.75kgs
    195/65 R15 91T AA717.52kgs
    195/65 R15 91V BA718.16kgs
    205/65 R15 94H BA718.45kgs
    205/65 R15 94V BA718.45kgs
    195/45 R16 84H XL AA726.39kgs
    215/45 R16 86H BA718.85kgs
    185/50 R16 81H AB706.54kgs
    195/50 R16 88V XL AA727.11kgs
    185/55 R16 83V AB707.01kgs
    185/55 R16 87H XL AA717.08kgs
    185/55 R16 83H AB706.99kgs
    195/55 R16 87H AB717.17kgs
    195/55 R16 87V BA717.05kgs
    195/55 R16 87V AB717.77kgs
    195/55 R16 91V XL AB727.36kgs
    195/55 R16 87H REN7.64kgs
    195/55 R16 87T AA717.23kgs
    205/55 R16 91H XL AA718.40kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL AA728.40kgs
    205/55 R16 94H XL AA728.01kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL AA728.39kgs
    205/55 R16 91W XL *BB7110.30kgs
    205/55 R16 91V AA717.87kgs
    205/55 R16 91W XL *AB717.75kgs
    205/55 R16 91W AA717.87kgs
    205/55 R16 94W XL AA727.98kgs
    215/55 R16 97W XL AA728.45kgs
    215/55 R16 97H XL AA728.27kgs
    215/55 R16 97Y XL AA728.76kgs
    215/55 R16 93V AA718.46kgs
    225/55 R16 95W AA718.89kgs
    225/55 R16 95V AA718.89kgs
    205/60 R16 96W XL *AB728.66kgs
    205/60 R16 96H XL AA728.22kgs
    205/60 R16 96W XL AA728.09kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL VOLAA728.23kgs
    205/60 R16 92V AA717.81kgs
    215/60 R16 99V XL VOLAA728.86kgs
    215/60 R16 95V AA719.16kgs
    215/60 R16 95V AB7110.43kgs
    225/60 R16 98W AA719.44kgs
    205/65 R16 95H XL AB718.02kgs
    215/65 R16 98H AA719.49kgs
    215/40 R17 87V XL AA729.38kgs
    205/45 R17 88H XL AA727.45kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL AB728.79kgs
    225/45 R17 91V XL AB718.45kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL AA718.19kgs
    215/50 R17 95V XL AA727.99kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL *AB729.07kgs
    225/50 R17 94V AA718.57kgs
    205/55 R17 91W MOAB718.29kgs
    205/55 R17 91V AA718.22kgs
    215/55 R17 98W XL AA729.07kgs
    215/55 R17 94V XL AA718.90kgs
    215/55 R17 94V AA7110.30kgs
    215/55 R17 94V XL AOAA7110.41kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL *AB7210.39kgs
    225/55 R17 101W XL AA729.56kgs
    225/55 R17 97W *AB7110.04kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL AA729.95kgs
    235/55 R17 103Y XL AA7210.33kgs
    215/60 R17 96H AA719.52kgs
    225/60 R17 99H AA719.66kgs
    215/65 R17 99V XL AOBA7110.87kgs
    215/65 R17 99H AOAA7110.26kgs
    215/65 R17 99V AB719.90kgs
    235/65 R17 108V XL AA7213.45kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL ARAB728.67kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL *AB728.66kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MOAB7210.42kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MOAB7210.42kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MOAB729.25kgs
    225/45 R18 91W MOAB719.02kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL MOAB729.08kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL JAA729.02kgs
    235/45 R18 94W BA7110.70kgs
    235/45 R18 94W BA719.17kgs
    245/45 R18 96W OPE13.39kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL MOE14.70kgs
    245/45 R18 96W 11.08kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL *AB729.86kgs
    245/45 R18 96W AA7114.83kgs
    215/50 R18 92V 9.95kgs
    225/50 R18 99W XL *BB7212.36kgs
    215/55 R18 95T XL (+)AA718.61kgs
    225/55 R18 102Y XL AOAA7210.33kgs
    235/55 R18 100V VOLAA7110.75kgs
    235/55 R18 100W MOAB7110.86kgs
    235/55 R18 100V AA7112.24kgs
    235/55 R18 104T XL MOAB7111.66kgs
    275/35 R19 100Y XL MOAB7311.06kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL MOAB7210.12kgs
    225/45 R19 96W XL *BB7210.98kgs
    235/45 R19 99V XL VOLAA7213.01kgs
    255/45 R19 104Y XL MOE18.95kgs
    255/45 R19 104V XL VOLAA7311.60kgs
    215/50 R19 93T XL (+)AA7110.79kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL 12.29kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL VOLAA7110.77kgs
    235/50 R19 99W MOAB7111.08kgs
    235/50 R19 103T XL MOE14.77kgs
    235/50 R19 103T XL MOAB7111.58kgs
    245/50 R19 105W XL *AB7212.36kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOLAA7212.02kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOLAA7212.09kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL VOLAA7211.74kgs
    255/55 R19 111H XL AOAA7314.05kgs
    155/70 R19 84Q AB706.30kgs
    245/35 R20 95W XL AB7210.31kgs
    245/35 R20 95W XL 12.02kgs
    255/40 R20 101V XL VOLAA7313.74kgs
    215/45 R20 95T XL (+)AA7210.72kgs
    235/45 R20 100V XL VOLAA729.47kgs
    235/45 R20 100V XL AB7214.18kgs
    235/45 R20 100T XL MOAB7210.49kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL VOL18.84kgs
    155/60 R20 80Q BA706.28kgs
    245/35 R21 96W XL VOLBA7211.65kgs
    255/40 R21 102V XL VOL14.71kgs
    315/30 R22 107Y XL *AA7515.62kgs
    265/35 R22 102V XL VOL14.32kgs
    275/35 R22 104Y XL *AB7313.27kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Continental EcoContact 6

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    SizePrice Range
    175/65 R15£64.79 - £103.18 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16£67.89 - £131.00 (63 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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    Top 3 Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews

    Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16v (175/65 R14) on mostly town for 500 easy going miles

    Nice , very nice and comford for my polo 9n.
    Very stable when i drive for 120-150 kmh at motorways , warm early at town but note is very soft for long distance every day use .
    Fine for daily use at town and a cool trip every weekend , thats all .

    Helpful458- tyre reviewed on October 19, 2018

    Given 10% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 TDI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 14 average miles

    I bought a pair of these for the front of my car and drove them approximately 14 miles home today. I have measured the tread depths and found them to be approximately 6.5 mm. The Continental Premium Contact 5 which were removed had done about 28000 miles and had worn down to approximately 3 to 4 mm. These tyres were original equipment on the car and I am pretty sure the tread depths were of the order of 8 mm when they were new. When I have bought quality tyres in the past, they have generally had around 8 mm of tread. If the tyres wear at the same rate, it appears I will have to replace them at a much lower mileage. It is possible that the new tyres will wear at a considerably reduced rate. However, I am sceptical and suspect that I will have to replace then at rather less than 28000 miles.
    Are manufacturer's quietly reducing the life of their tyres for commercial reasons?
    This practice is surely environmentally unsound. More used tyre casings will be produced for a given vehicle mileage. Greater stress should be placed on tread depth (and longevity) of tyres when they are advertised new. Perhaps a statement of the tread depth in the description should be legally required. This would help to sort out the tendency of tyre manufacturers toward selling tyres of reduced tread depth.
    I will try and add a further review when I have had the tyres for a bit longer.

    Helpful81- tyre reviewed on February 19, 2019

    Given 71% while driving a Opel Astra K 1.6 CDTI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles

    I have this on my car since march this year and after aprox. 9000km they have 1mm wear (from 6.5 when they come in new to 5.5 this week). I drove around 1300km straight (prague-bucharest) in 15h and they felt stable at 200km/h on highway. I would not buy again because of the low profile (6.5mm new).

    Helpful69- tyre reviewed on July 18, 2019

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    Given 44% while driving a Volvo XC40 (235/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 12,000 easy going miles

    The EcoContact 6 is a terrible tyre. I had them as OE with my xc40, from new. I found them fidgety in the wet and I had no confidence in them when it came to aquaplaning. As soon as the tread was halfway worn they started wheel spinning when pulling out at junctions or onto a roundabouts in the wet at anything other than a crawl. The fronts were worn out after 12,000 miles of easy driving.

    Helpful0- tyre reviewed on December 30, 2022

    Given 29% while driving a Vauxhall Corsa 1.4T (195/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,500 spirited miles

    Really, quite an awful tyre. If you push the car at all, the tyres will show their true performanfe, or lack theeeof. Very poor grip in the dry, abysmal grip on the wet, and no grip at all on loose surfaces, snow, or ice. Even driving the car gently on EcoContacts will cause you to smell the tyres when you pull up on your drive. They’re average for comfort. I haven’t had them long enough to fairly judge how long they will last but considering the burnt tyre smell after a quick drive I don’t imagine they would last a season.

    Helpful0- tyre reviewed on December 20, 2022

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    Continental EcoContact 6 (9)

    Given 47% while driving a Ford Escape (225/60 R18) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles

    Conti Eco Contact 6 came on my new car I recently bought and I am not happy with these tires right from the start - these tires are ECO and have harder rubber giving lower rolling resistance hence better gas mileage at the cost of mediocre comfort levels, dubious performance in both dry and wet and average bump feel meaning they translate nearly every bump in the road without much absorption - I have reduced the air pressure from 34 down to 32 psi which has given some relief and a slight but noticeable softer drive - best way to describe these tires are a compromise on every aspect to improve mileage but at the cost of having average dry and wet performance, average wet handling and braking, noisy and have low comfort in fact so low that it has driven me to research for better tires and has led me to this website - so far I am considering upgrading to Coopers or Goodrich or Michelin Primacy, or Bridgestone Dueler or even the Pirelli Scorpions which I had on my previous car and were much better and more compliant with my style of driving which does not include driving the car on the edge of the tires performance levels on every bend in the road as some maniacs do all the time

    Helpful0- tyre reviewed on December 17, 2022

    Given 18% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,000 easy going miles

    Came as OEM on Corolla Hybrid. Awful tyres. Skippery, poor wear and not quiet. Brand new just over 6mm tread. This no doubt is to get lower rolling resistence on tests. Avoid this rubbish at all costs.

    Helpful4- tyre reviewed on November 25, 2022

    Given 79% while driving a Mercedes Benz A180 W177 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles

    Got these tyres as a replacement on the standard bridgestone turanza T005 on the Mercedes A180. The test results seem a bit low, but in real life they are actually pretty great tyres. They really brought up the luxury and comfy ride of the mercedes. The bridgestones actually didn't complement the ride, they were quite hard and very noisy, the Continentals are very quiet and absorbs bumbs very well on the road. Dry and wet grip are slightly above average, nothing special. Good and assuring for day to day commuting, but nothing for sportive driving, these tyres are comfort all the way in my opinion. The low rolling resistance also helped to bring down the fuelconsumption quite a bit.

    Helpful2- tyre reviewed on November 15, 2022

    Given 61% while driving a MINI (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 12 average miles

    Supplied from new on an F54 Clubman Cooper S. At first impressed with handling, comfort and grip. Quickly became dissatisfied with wet grip. Deeply dissatisfied with wet grip in mucky conditions... Spin up exceptionally quickly and require a fast and deft touch to balance a four wheel slide, which are alarmingly frequent.Will be trying Michelin pilot sport 4 next, in the hope this cures the failings of the Continental Ecocontact 6.I would only go for these if you drive everywhere gently, rarely venture onto mucky roads and have quick reaction times.This review is from an ADI of three decades, Advanced driver and Motorcyclist.

    Helpful3- tyre reviewed on November 14, 2022

    Given 10% while driving a Volvo XC60 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles

    The tyres have been fine in all ways, as fitted new on to a Volvo XC60, except for the wear that has been appalling.We do not drive fast, but we have had to change the two rear tyres (in a front wheel drive car) after 10,000 miles.

    Helpful4- tyre reviewed on October 28, 2022

    Given 60% while driving a Renault Captur (215/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 932 easy going miles

    These tyres were original fitment on my Captur II and I have driven aprox 1500 km with them. + They are stable and grippy on dry pavement. Feels secure. + Low rolling resistance - good for the fuel economy. + Quite comfortable, not so nosy. But the big disadvantage is their performance in the wet. They felt very good when new, but now on my 2nd year (I have winter tyres so I don’t use the Conti’s in the winter) they have lost grip in the wet. They are not so resistance to aquaplaning, they starts to float and loose their grip far to easily when it’s raining. This is of major concern for me and because of this I give a low rating for wet and wear. They don’t feel secure in the wet. They have lost too much of the wet performance even if the thread still looks good. I drive in town, on countryroads and motorways. My longer journeys are mostly on 80 - 110 km/h roads. Mostly 100 km/h. I’m an easy going driver and I respect speed limits. When it’s time to replace them, I will look at other tires.

    Helpful2- tyre reviewed on October 8, 2022

    Given 50% while driving a Volvo XC40 T5 Plug In Hybrid (230/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 2,000 easy going miles

    I hate these. Steering is imprecise, grip and handling in the dry is tolerable, but not brilliant. With some water on the road the grip disappears. Aquaplaning is horrible. I hit a puddle on the motorway at 70mph (yes, really, 70mph, not a fast interpretation of that) and nearly lost control of the car. Fast acceleration has these tyres slipping; even moderate braking can trip the ABS.I'm throwing these away after just 2000 miles because they're so bad. I don't know what Continental have done here, they used to be able to make tyres that actually worked. And I really don't understand why Volvo fit these as OEM equipment.

    Helpful2- tyre reviewed on October 5, 2022

    Given 50% while driving a Renault Megane 3 1.5 dCi (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles

    Very poor value for money. On dry: No worries about road holding in dry conditions with a fairly dynamic and comfortable ride. Largely suitable for tires in this range. On the other hand there is a very strong and unpleasant squealing in the turns even when driving quietly. On wet road: I have never had such bad tires on wet ground. Very complicated not to spin at the start, aquaplaning from the slightest puddle of water even at moderate speed, very poor cornering. There's nothing going! Lifespan: I punctured at 15,000 km, not repairable so I couldn't go to the end, but they seemed to me to be quite damaged. Rather average at this level I would say. Conclusion: I'm not so unhappy to have punctured finally, I changed them for Michelin Primacy 4, day and night. In any case, off can be good promotion, they are to be avoided and are a very bad deal! If you live in a rainy area, run away!

    Helpful2- tyre reviewed on October 2, 2022

    Given 84% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (215/65 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles

    Confortable ride in all circumstances at reasonable speeds. Low noise , good mileage, low wear : after 30.000 KMS still 4.7 tread (6.5 new)

    Helpful2- tyre reviewed on September 21, 2022

    Given 47% while driving a Renault 12 (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles

    Tires came with the car when I bought it. After two years and almost 9000 miles I have to say that they have very high wear and average grip on both dry and wet roads and the only positive thing on these tyres are the low noise. Specs that you can find on an cheaper tyre. I will not buy them again for sure.

    Helpful3- tyre reviewed on July 17, 2022


    Is Continental EcoContact 6 run flat? ›

    The Continental Eco Contact 6 SSR is a Run Flat variant of the Continental Eco Contact 6 - a summer tyre designed for maximum fuel efficiency. Using a tailor-made pattern, the Continental Eco Contact 6 SSR offers enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions.

    What is the difference between Eco Contact 5 and 6? ›

    Compared to its predecessor, the EcoContact 6 offers 20 per cent higher mileage, 15 per cent lower rolling resistance, more precise handling.

    Are Continental car tires any good? ›

    In our 2021 best tires review, we ranked Continental tires seventh overall and gave it a 4.0 out of 5.0-star rating. Continental tires are an excellent option for all-season drivers and are notably safe in wet and dry conditions.

    Are Continental tires Chinese? ›

    1892. Continental becomes the first German company to manufacture pneumatic tires for bicycles.

    Is Continental as good as Michelin? ›

    In general, Continental tires mastered providing excellent wet braking performance, while Michelin tires managed to hold its ground in dry handling, aquaplaning, noise, and comfort with a higher cost.

    How long can you drive on Continental run flat tires? ›

    You must, however, have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is recommended. How should I act after a self supporting runflat tire is punctured? You can continue driving for 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h after a tire is punctured.

    Is Continental Premium Contact 6 all season? ›

    The Continental PremiumContact 6 tyres are premium tyres suited for the summer tyre season.

    Which is better UC6 or MC6? ›

    Summary. Overall, both tires are really good in wet braking while the MC6 is a class better than UC6. Things were slightly flipped when it comes to rolling resistance as UC6 is one class level better than MC6. While MC6 has a higher UTQG wear rating, it is a more expensive compare to UC6.

    Is Continental UC6 quiet? ›

    A quiet and comfortable ride with reduced noise levels. You will receive excellent wear performance thanks to interlocked polymer compound equipped in every UC6 SUV tyre.

    Is Continental made in China? ›

    Continental, one of the world's largest car parts maker, has production facilities in Lithuania, making electronic parts such as controllers for vehicle doors and seats, and exports to clients globally including China.

    Which Continental tire is the quietest? ›

    Last but not least, the Continental PureContact LS boasts one of the quietest touring tires available today. In particular, as some owners of luxury sedans say, the PureContact LS offers a wonderfully smooth driving experience even when driving at 70 km/h.

    Are Continental tires worth the money? ›

    You get good value for money. Continental offers high-quality tires that meet your performance needs and provide reliable protection against wear. You'll enjoy an excellent warranty and guarantee. You'll have tires coming from one of the best-known brands in the market.

    How many years do Continental tires last? ›

    Tire manufacturers such as Continental and Michelin say a tire can last up to 10 years provided you get annual tire inspections after the fifth year.

    Is Continental and Goodyear the same? ›

    Veyance Technologies, which produced many Goodyear Engineered Products over the years, has been purchased by Continental AG, a German firm that bought the company for $1.9 billion. As a result, all Goodyear Engineered Products are now branded Continental ContiTech.

    Are Continental tires a premium brand? ›

    Tire brands

    Continental, our premium brand, enjoys a leading position in the original equipment and replacement business.

    Who is Continental tires made by? ›

    Schaeffler Group

    What tier is Continental tires? ›

    Tier Two is made up of the tire companies' mid-market brands. “The marketing effort for these tires is not as extensive as for Tier One tires.” Examples: Firestone, Dunlop, BFGoodrich, Continental, Yokohama and Toyo.

    What tires are better than Michelin? ›

    The Top 10 Best Tire Brands of 2022
    Best Tire BrandOverall ScoreAffordability
    1. Michelin4.53.0
    2. Goodyear4.53.5
    3. Cooper4.04.5
    4. Bridgestone4.03.5
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    Do run-flat tires wear out faster? ›

    Run-flat tires wear-out about 6,000 miles earlier than conventional tires (which have an average tread life of 22,559 miles). J.D Power also stated that run-flat tires can not be repaired after a puncture.

    Are run-flat tires more prone to punctures? ›

    Sidewall punctures and impact damage also affect run-flats like conventional tires. The J.D. Power study found that “customers with vehicles equipped with run-flat tires are nearly twice as likely as those with vehicles equipped with standard tires to have to replace a tire due to a flat or blowout.”

    Do you put air in run-flat tires? ›

    Unlike conventional tyres, which require air to stay hard, run flat tyres have a reinforced sidewall, meaning they stay rigid without any air pressure. The reinforced outer shell of run flat tyres keeps the rubber in place without air, supporting the car as you continue your journey.

    Are Continental tires being recalled? ›

    Continental Tire Recalls Three Products Due Possibility of Being Overcured. December 9, 2022 - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental Tire) is recalling certain 4x4 Contact, size 255/55R19 111V XL, PureContact LS, size 215/60R16 95V, and TerrainContact H/T, size 255/55R20 107H tires.

    Why does adidas use Continental? ›

    adidas shoes with Continental soles provide runners with the grip they need to make every mile count in training and competition. They meet the toughest conditions of the great outdoors and see hikers and mountaineers through any adventure.

    Is Continental mc6 noisy? ›

    High speed stability is good too, no issues there. The best aspect is the noise level, significantly less compared to the Dunlop SP Sport Max 050+ that I had before and almost as good as the Continental Ultra Contact 6 on my other car.

    Are Continental true contact tires noisy? ›

    Noise. Like I said, the Continental TrueContact tires were eerily silent at both high and low speeds. This also happens to be one of the top tires I tested that rolled silently over any type of road, be it harsh concrete or smooth tarmac.

    Is Yokohama or Continental better? ›

    Winter tire Continental comes out on top in performance. However, Yokohama once again has many options, including their “greener” tires and they are mostly cheaper. One area where there is a clear winner is the day-to-day tire. The Continental Touring tires are above and beyond superior to Yokohama's Avid tire line.

    Is Continental Good for BMW? ›

    No matter if it's winter tyres for the cold season or summer tyres for the scorching heat and wet roads – Continental's OE tyres are “tailor-made” for your BMW. We offer a wide range of winter and summer tyres, which ensures a perfect fit with your BMW.

    What is UC6 tyre? ›

    The Continental UltraContact UC6 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

    Are Continental tires good in snow? ›

    Continental has been a main driving force in the extraordinary improvement of winter tire performance over the years. With cutting-edge technology, today's modern winter tires are uniquely designed to deliver confidence and control in snow, ice and cold weather conditions.

    Is Continental a good tire for winter? ›

    Continental winter tires are a great choice for drivers who want a high-quality, reliable tire that can handle all kinds of winter weather conditions. These tires provide excellent traction and grip on icy and snowy roads, and they're also built to withstand the rigors of driving in deep snow.

    Are Continental Tires made in the USA? ›

    BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Kumho, Michelin, Mickey Thompson, Nexen, Nitto, Toyo, and Yokohama currently manufacture tires here in America. But these are not all truly "American" brands.

    Is Continental an OEM? ›

    Original equipment - driving on the preferred choice

    Chances are high that you are already driving around a car with Continental parts in it. Because car manufacturers in Europe trust our products so much, they use Continental tires for every third new car in more than 800 models.

    Are Continental Tires made in Germany? ›

    For generations nearly all of our radial tires have been produced with great passion, skill and expertise in Korbach on the beautiful lake Eder – watch out for this sign!

    Why are my Continental tires so loud? ›

    Excessive tire noise can be caused by a number of different factors: the sound of your car tire tread contacting the road surface. air being compressed inside the grooves of the tread- the larger the tread, the more air volume, the noisier the tire. the malfunction of the front wheel bearings.

    What kind of tire gives a smooth ride? ›

    A tire with a low rolling resistance coefficient will move easier over the road than a tire with a low rolling resistance. It will require less force to get the wheels rolling and will be a smoother, more comfortable ride. This is why tires with lower rolling resistance can raise their fuel economy by up to 10%.

    What tires give a softer ride? ›

    Touring tires ride a bit softer, last much longer and can even help improve fuel economy. There are sub-categories of tires that get more specific from there which can blend together some of the advantages of touring tires and performance tires into one tire that can give you the perks of both.

    Which tires last longest? ›

    Top 12 Longest Lasting Tires (In-depth Reviews)
    • General Grabber X3.
    • Longest lasting all weather tires.
    • Michelin CrossClimate2.
    • Michelin Defender LTX M/S.
    • Continental CrossContact LX25.
    • Continental TerrainContact H/T.
    • Michelin XPS Rib.
    • Michelin X-Ice Snow.
    Sep 8, 2022

    What are Continental tires known for? ›

    A world leader in tire production

    Founded in 1871, Continental is a multinational company which manufactures safe, efficient, and performance-oriented tires for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and two-wheelers.

    Are Continental tires better than general tires? ›

    General is a brand that belongs to the Continental group. Generally, Continental summer tyres are slightly better rated (85%) than General (62%). In this particular case, the Continental PremiumContact 6 has a better rating of 90% compared to 75% of the General Tire Grabber GT.

    How do I know if my Continental tyres are run flat? ›

    Continental signify that a particular model is a Run Flat tyre by printing SSR at the end of the product model description on the sidewall of the tyre. To check whether the tyres you currently have on your vehicle are Run Flat tyres, check for the letters SSR on the tyre's sidewall.

    Are Continental Purecontact tires run flat? ›

    The Pure Contact LS is not a run-flat-tire. The run tire designed by Continental is the Contiprocontact SSR Runflat.

    Are Continental ContiProContact tires run flat? ›

    And if you're wondering what SSR stands for, it's "Self Supporting Run Flat". That means these Continental ProContact SSR tires are built with Run-Flat technology, which allows you to temporarily continue driving in the event of a flat tire.

    Is ContiProContact run flat? ›

    The ContiProContact SSR (Self Supporting Runflat) is Continental's Grand Touring All-Season run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture.

    Are run flat tyres a harder ride? ›

    Harsher ride: The stiff sidewalls that make a run-flat work also result in a harsher ride. If the vehicle came with run-flat tires from the factory, the automaker usually tunes the suspension to offset the rougher ride. Cost: Run-flat tires are more expensive to replace.

    Can you fix a nail in a run-flat tire? ›

    When asked if there are any instances where a run-flat tire can be repaired, a Pirelli Tire LLC spokesperson said no, a run-flat should never be repaired.

    Are Continental PureContact tires quiet? ›

    The PureContact LS is Continental's Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for drivers of family sedans, coupes, minivans and small crossovers looking for responsive handling and sporty steering feel, along with quiet comfort and year-round traction.

    How many miles do ContiProContact tires last? ›

    Mileage Warranty
    S & T Rated80000128000
    H Rated6000096000
    V & W Rated4000064000
    40 more rows
    Feb 1, 2015

    What tire is most likely to go flat? ›

    Many sharp objects, especially those that lie flat on the road like nails and pieces of metal, more often enter rear tires than the front tires. That is because the front tire upends them just in time for the rear tire to be impaled on them.

    What tires do not go flat? ›


    With airless tires, you never have to worry about your tires leaking because--you knew this was coming--non-pneumatic tires have no air to leak. For most drivers, this feature will sound nothing short of revolutionary.

    Why run-flat tires are better? ›

    Conventional tires have a higher chance of leaving you stranded after a puncture as they can lose pressure along the way due to the heat that builds up as the tire spins. Run-Flat tires have cooling fins on the sidewall that helps to dissipate that heat, allowing you to drive that extra distance after a puncture.

    Are run-flat tires as good as regular tires? ›

    A run-flat tire will continue to support your vehicle's weight after a puncture for a limited distance thanks to its reinforced sidewalls, while a regular tire will not. Run-flats reduce the need for you to carry a spare tire, which leaves you more room in your trunk for road trip gear, groceries, pups — you name it!

    Are run flat tyres less comfortable? ›

    They use the same technology as their standard counterparts. The only drawback is that winter run flat tyres have a slightly harder structure that can affect the driving comfort.

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