This may seem to be an obvious public service statement but given the number of Renault Sport cars turning up on Copart and other salvage sites and even a recent post on this forum, since the first real crap bit of Autumn weather I thought it is a timely reminder to have a good look at your tyres. As we go into the colder months the roads are going to be far wetter than has been though this lovely summer. Even if it has not rained it highly likely that roads are doing to be damp and greasy. The tread on a tyre serves two purposes on a metalled road. The first is to provide an escape route for the water that would otherwise build up under the tyre and the second is to allow the rubber to move around and become compliant allowing it to grip the mechanical features of the road. The tyres that you have happily been bombing round the country on all summer long can have all the Michelin, Yoko, Goodyear writing on the sidewall that you like, but if they are worn out , near the wear bars of just plain shagged then come the first slippy road, roundabout or corner it is likely to get emotional. The same is true for the type of tyres. Budget tyres may seem like a sensible option because "you don't have the money" but on cars that were designed as performance cars, cars that are faster than the average car of the time and ones designed to tax the limit of grip, then putting tyres like Three-A, Accelera, Barum, T1R's and anything that sounds Chninglish is likely to have your car featuring on the Copart website in the near future. You don't have to spend Michelin money to have decent tyres, Hankook, Kumho, Nexen and on and on, all make decent tyres that will see you OK, Triangle, and Membat don't. If your tyres say something like this on them, likelihood is you won't!