What tyres will give good grip and feel but also a better ride?

I have a 2016 Skoda Octavia vRS TSI owned from new, with 18k on the clock. The Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 R18 tyres have 2 or 3 mm tread left so will need replacing soon. I'd like to replace them with tyres that give me just as much grip and feel, but with a better ride perhaps - probably an impossible feat?

Asked on 31 May 2019 by Nick Ingram

Answered by Honest John
The tyres need replacing now, not when they reach the legal limit. Your problem is the 18-inch wheels. If you want more compliance in the tyres you need smaller wheels. You can fit 7.5J x 17 ETS wheels and 225/45 ZR17 tyres. Maybe Continental SportContact 6. Check Tyres On The Drive (bit.ly/2ZlEVaR) and Blackcircles.com (bit.ly/2JM6bqG) for sizes and prices and read our Tyre Buying Guide (bit.ly/2wsFHBU).
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