My Land Rover Discovery was built using Michelin tyres to obtain the characteristic ride & handling - will a Coopers perform to the same level.
Cooper being a non-OE tyre is made to a standard not a price, so the characteristics will be at the least equivalent and in most cases better than the original tyre supplied with the vehicle.
What is the difference between a mud tyre and a sand tyre?
A mud tyre has a very aggressive tread pattern, soft tread compound, designed to cut and bite into the mud for grip, then self clean to enable grip to be maintained. A “digging tyre”. A sand tyre is less aggressive in the tread pattern, however a mud tyre can be used on sand with lower tyre pressures set. (Refer to the 4wd Driver’s Guide for recommended pressures to suit varying driving conditions)
Are Cooper Tires also made for snow conditions?
All Cooper tyres are mud and snow rated, however depending on conditions chains may need to be used.
Do Cooper tyres manufacture a “universal” tyre suitable for most types of terrain?
While there is no “universal tyre” that can suit all applications the Cooper A/T3 or ST are good all rounders that will suit most applications with the right tyre pressures being used. Consult your local dealer to ensure you are getting the right tyre for the usage you will be putting the tyre to.
How do Cooper tyres handle in wet weather conditions?
Cooper tyres use the latest technology and designs in their tyres. See through tread patterns allow water to be rapidly dispersed from the tyre surface reducing the aquaplaning effect and improving traction for a better safer ride.
Is steering response improved by using Cooper tyres compared to other brands?
With deeper tread and stronger sidewalls allowing the tyres to stand straighter, Cooper Tyres give better ride and handling characteristics than other brands.
Will fuel economy be improved by fitting Cooper tyres compared to other brands?
With the Cooper tyres having deeper tread than other manufacturers fuel economy may show minimal differences.
Do Cooper tyres have an extra protective layer between the tread and the steel belts?
Yes, it is a spiral layer nylon over wrap giving the tyre more strength and directional stability.
What is the ply bias on the sidewalls?
Bias ply is a type of construction non steel belted, and is in most cases being replaced by the steel belted radials.
Please explain the relationship between width and aspect ratio.
Aspect ratio is the % the distance the side wall depth compares to the width measurement: e.g. a 265 75 16 tyre has a sidewall measurement of approx 75% of the tread measurement (the 265 figure).
Do I have to buy a full set to be able to get whatever warranty is available (eg can I buy only 2 tyres)?
No. If you are eligible for mileage warranty it will apply subject to the normal terms and conditions. All other warranties apply as normal.
How often do I have to get the tyres checked within the warranty period?
Every 10,000 Kms or as near to that as possible. Your Authorised Cooper Dealer may reccomend you to come in sooner then 10,000kms depending on your vehicle and type of driving that you do.
I have tyres that are good for sand driving is there a good Cooper equivalent?
All Cooper tyres can be driven in the sand, tyre pressures are the guiding factor and need to be set according to the prevailing conditions. Refer to our 4wd Driver’s guide for more information. (Contact us and we will send one to you)