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"C-type" tyres are designed for commercial vehicles weighing under 3.5 tonnes. These are more robust tyres that can support heavy loads. They offer longer mileage than conventional tyres.

Why do certain tyres have two load indices, for example: 215/65 R16C 109/107R?

Some commercial vehicles are fitted with four tyres on the rear axle. In this case, the first index indicates the maximum load for a single fit and the second index the maximum load for a twin fit.

What summer van tyres should you choose for your commercial vehicle?

  • Continental ContiVanContact 100
  • Bridgestone Duravis R660
  • Pirelli Carrier
  • Michelin Agilis 51
  • Goodyear Efficientgrip Cargo
  • Hankook Vantra LT RA18
  • Yokohama BluEarth-Van RY55
  • GT-Radial Maxmiler EX
  • Landsail LSV88
  • Maxxis Vansmart MCV3+

What winter van tyres should you choose for your commercial vehicle?

  • Hankook Winter RW06
  • Pirelli Carrier Winter
  • Bridgestone Blizzak W810
  • Goodyear Cargo Ultra Grip 2
  • Michelin Agilis 51 Snow-ICE
  • Nokian WR C3
  • GT-Radial Maxmiler WT2
  • Cooper Weathermaster VAN
  • Laufenn I-Fit Van LY-31
  • Mastersteel Winter VAN +
  • Nexen Winguard WT1
  • Delinte WD2

What all-season van tyres should you choose for your commercial vehicle?

  • Goodyear Cargo Vector 2
  • Hankook Radial RA10
  • Continental VancoFourSeason
  • General Tire Eurovan A/S 365
  • Nokian Weatherproof C
  • Apollo Altrust All Season
  • Westlake SW613
  • Nankang AW-8 All Season VAN

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When it comes time to change a vehicle's tires, the question everyone asks is: how to make the right choice? Of course, it is possible to opt for any tire as long as the dimensions are correct. However, taking into account relevant criteria such as your driving habits is essential to buy a new van tire that guarantees you a safe drive. Discover in this guide everything there is to know about van tires.

When should you change your van wheels?

In most cases, we decide to change the tires of a van when they are worn to the point of making the vehicle unusable. The condition of the tires has a direct impact on a vehicle's performance. If your wheels are in poor condition, it will be difficult, for example, to brake effectively. Thus, apart from unexpected breakdowns like punctures, wear is a sufficient reason to proceed with a replacement. It is therefore essential to regularly check the wear condition of your vehicle's wheels.

To know if your tires are worn or not, you need to inspect the wear indicators located in the middle of the tread. When the rubber reaches the level of the wear indicators, it means that the tires must be changed immediately. Note that from the moment the depth of the tread of your van's tires is less than 1.6 mm, they will be considered illegal. This rule applies in all European countries.

But, it's not just about the wear of the rubber. A tire should also be changed when it shows signs of cracks at the ends or on the sides. A worn wheel is easily noticeable. It just takes a little attention.

What are the criteria for choosing the best van tires?

Before moving on to buying new tires, you must first know the dimensions recommended by the vehicle designer. If you do not know them, refer to the vehicle's user manual. If you do not have access to the manual, you can check the dimensions of your car's wheels inside the door frame, on the driver's side. But this is not enough to choose the best equipment for your vehicle. Here are some fundamental criteria that you must take into account.

For which season do you want to buy your tires?

Have you ever wondered why there are winter, summer or all-season tires? Know that weather conditions are a determining factor when choosing a vehicle's tires. Heat, snow or rain have different effects on your wheels and your driving comfort at the same time.

If you drive your van all year round, choose All Weather equipment. Considered as the right compromise between winter and summer tires, the all-season tire is ingeniously designed to offer good grip on a wet, snowy or icy surface. It is therefore operational all year round.

This type of tread saves you time and also money. Indeed, with all-weather tires, you no longer need to go to your mechanic to replace the tires at the approach of a new season, which represents less expenditure.

Since they are made to run all year round, all-season tires are no more practical in winter than in summer. Their performances remain average, no matter the season. For this, it is preferable to opt for winter tires if your van is often put into circulation during snow periods. Ideally made to run on an icy or snowy road, snow tires have wider and deeper grooves that promote the evacuation of water or snow instantly. In winter, the performance of this type of tire is better than that of a 4-season tire. This principle also applies to summer tires during hot seasons.

Take into account your driving habits

As a motorist, you undoubtedly have your driving habits. If people who make long trips tend to drive at high speed, this is not the case for those who often drive in the city. In the first case, the most judicious thing is to choose wheels capable of guaranteeing your safety even when you drive fast. In the city, however, you should opt for tires that have a firm enough rubber and are capable of ensuring emergency braking, even on a wet city street. City wheels must also adapt to the rhythm of city driving without wearing out quickly. You must take these elements into account to ask for advice from your seller.

The weight of the vehicle: an essential factor for choosing good equipment

This criterion is very important for van transport drivers. Here, the load index of your tire must be taken into account. This data indicates the maximum load that your wheels can support.

If you own a light commercial vehicle like the Ford Transit Connect which has a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 2501 kg, you can opt for tires with a load index equivalent to 100.

For larger vans, you should choose wheels that have a higher load index.

Buying tires online: what are the advantages?

Buying tires online offers several advantages. The first is financial. Buying your tires online allows you to benefit from a price generally lower than that practiced by physical stores. In addition, with online shopping, you won't have to travel to a point of sale. From anywhere and with a few clicks, you can order your type C tires on and have them delivered to your home.

Another major advantage of online shopping is related to the wide variety of products that are accessible. At, it's more than 200 tire brands that are offered to you, from the most prestigious like Hankook to the least known. Such a large catalog cannot be offered by a physical store or a garage.

Moreover, by opting for the purchase of your tires in an online sales store, you can consult customer reviews that accompany each product in order to better guide your choice.

Where to mount your van tires?

To mount your type C tires in accordance with the rules, go to a specialized garage. Professionals will be able to take care of each step of replacing your tires with expertise.

If you can't go to a repair center, you can have the mechanics come to your home. In order to make everyday life easier for vehicle drivers, some garages offer home assembly services. In both cases, you will only have to spend on average 15 to 30 € per wheel.

If you have trouble finding a specialized garage, we advise you to consult the partners of your purchase store. If you buy online, the sales site can contact one of its partners for a quick and favorable replacement in terms of price. This is what offers you.

When you buy tires in our shop, you have the possibility to have them delivered to one of our partner garages. A professional (fixed or mobile) will contact you as soon as the order arrives so that you can make an appointment. You will benefit from a qualitative and fast service.

Maintenance tips to preserve your tires

To preserve your new van tires and optimize their longevity, regular maintenance is important.

To start, take care to frequently check the air pressure. All under-inflated or over-inflated tires can cause traffic accidents. It is also a factor that reduces the lifespan of your treads.

When inflating your inner tube, we advise you to use nitrogen instead of compressed air. This gas has the particularity of better resisting the heating of the tires, which greatly reduces the risks of bursting.

If you wish to put your van in prolonged parking, think about reducing the weight supported by the tires. All you have to do is raise your vehicle with a jack.

To limit tire breakdowns as much as possible, do a check before making a long trip (if you were not in the habit). Although the standard lifespan of a tire is 10 years, you should start by performing regular checks after 5 years of use.

Remember that the choice of your van's tires does not depend solely on the dimensions recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Finding quality wheels requires taking into account different factors such as: the GVWR of the van, your driving habits and the season during which you drive most frequently. So, whatever type of tire you need for your light commercial vehicles, you can trust You will be able to mount cheaper and high-quality tires on your rims.

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