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Hybrid Tyres - A Game-Changer

If you are on the hunt for a new set of tyres for your hybrid car, then you must get to know what features of a hybrid tyre set you should look for first. Hybrid tyres are a slightly different kind of car tyre.

In this blog, we are going to highlight the differences between hybrid tyres and other tyres and what you need to know before you decide to buy new ones from the Tyre Savings Centre.

So if you require new tyres or just want to understand hybrid tyres better, keep reading for more details!

What makes hybrid tyres different?

For the duration of time that hybrid tyres are on the road, it is important to understand clearly what sets them apart from the other tyres.

The most vital one is that hybrid cars run with the help of two energy sources, namely fuel and electricity. This is a fuel-saving method, and, therefore, it is very common in the market.

Hybrid car with black white autotuning


What affects a hybrid tyre's performance?

Depending on the kind of road you are travelling on, hybrid tyres will respond differently. For example, if you frequently drive on slippery roads, you will need tyres with a tread pattern that gives a good grip.

On the other hand, a ribbed tread pattern is suitable, which is best if you mostly drive on smooth roads.

4 ways hybrid tyres differ from regular tyres

1. Heavier tyres

It is a common misconception that special tyres are only needed for electric cars, but hybrids also require them. The explanation is that the additional weight that occurs from the battery and electric motor strains the tyres, making them wear out faster.

The rubber may wear unevenly, to begin with, or you may not even notice until it is already worn in spots that reveal the steel belts or nylon cap plies. Heavy tyres demand more force to move; hence, they require more energy too.

The correct air pressure in your tyres is a necessity. They wear out in the middle if there is too much air in them. If they are underinflated, they develop more wear on the edges.

As a result, your vehicle uses more fuel, so be sure to monitor your tyre pressure regularly and keep it properly inflated.

2. Low rolling resistance tyres

Typically, the tyres of the hybrid car will be of low-rolling resistance type. They are specially designed to require little energy to spin the wheels, which in turn decreases the car's dependence on fuel power and gives it a better gas-mileage ratio.

Low-rolling resistance or so called eco-tyres can similarly take hold of the roads in wet, icy conditions due to their high-grip design.

3. Quieter tyres

The most amazing thing about hybrid cars is that they are quieter than the usual traditional cars. This is because an electric motor, a much quieter source of power, is used instead of an internal combustion engine that is present in a regular car.

One of the main reasons it is not very noisy is because of the tyres that are put on it. Hybrid tyres are quiet and are designed to have a ride that is less noisy inside the car, thus making your trip much quieter.

4. Well-balanced tyres 

The firm sidewalls of hybrid tyres provide extra load-carrying capacity. A very practical solution for hybrid cars, which are most often heavier than conventional vehicles, is the added weight around the tyres that comes from the battery, etc.

Thus, the reinforced sidewalls are the tyre's way to extend its service life. The addition of weight to the side of the tyre helps achieve a more comfortable ride by hardening the tyre and reducing unevenness.