Avon

Manufacturer: Avon
Tyre: Avon ZZ3
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The Avon ZZ3 tyres are ultra-high performance tyres meant for high end sports cars and luxury saloons. Avon ZZ3 tyres deliver maximum handling and responsiveness so that you can truly unlock the performance potential of your sports car. At the same time, proprietary Avon Tyres technology ensures that safety is always assured at all times (and speeds). Another popular offering from Avon’s high performance range is the Avon ZZ5 tyre.

Handling Characteristics: The Avon ZZ3 tyres offer very predictable handling, which gives you the confidence to push your car to its maximum limits.: The tyre tread consists of unidirectional V-shaped tread pattern, which helps in reducing the risk of aquaplaning, thus offering exceptional wet weather performance and handling. The central tread band is further reinforced to produce directional stability and quicker steering responsiveness.
Grip: The Avon ZZ3 tread pattern increases the road holding and grip on wet as well as dry surfaces. The tread compound is a unique silica–carbon combination compound, which has been specifically developed for optimising wet and dry grip. The shoulder blocks of the tyres are designed in such a manner as to enhance the contact patch with the surface, further enhancing the grip. Because of excellent grip, the Avon ZZ3 tyres offer exceptional braking response.
Low Noise: The Avon ZZ3 tyres use Optinoise technology to minimise noise levels and are one of the quietest tyres in the category. As you cruise along on the motorways, you will barely hear any tyre noise.
Wheel Protection: The Avon ZZ3 tyres are equipped with cushion like structures on the sides called rim flange protectors, which protect your expensive alloys from accidental curbing damage. Because performance cars usually have a low profile, chances of brushing against the curb and damaging wheels is quite high for these vehicles.

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Zac - 23rd January, 2015

Having had the Avon ZZ3's on my ST200 for just over a year now, I am extremely impressed at their longevity and performance. The tyres have extremely good grip in both wet and dry conditions and enable the car to take corners like it's on rails, even at fast speeds. The tyres still have ample tread left on them twelve months on and I would have no hesitation in fitting Avon ZZ3's to my alloys again when the current set finally get worn down to the point where they need to be replaced.
10 out of 10


Alan - 3rd September, 2013

Best tyres I've had on this car.
10 out of 10


John Barr - 27th August, 2013

I recommend Avon tyres to everyone... been using them for years, wouldn't fit anything else. They meet or exceed the specifications for any car, and are good for normal driving or going on the track... excellent value for money and unbeatable grip.
10 out of 10


Matt - 19th August, 2013

The Avon tyres are very noisy and the ride is a little hard. I will never buy them again.
1 out of 10


K. HIll - 3rd August, 2013

A fair price for a good tyre, I especially like the tread pattern. As for ease of purchase and fitment it could not be bettered. Suffice it to say "I will be back" you can assured.
9 out of 10


Alan Hunt - 16th September, 2012

A good looking stylish tread pattern and from previous experience hope to get 20k plus miles out of front pair. For the price they are by far the best looking tyre in this price range.
10 out of 10


frances bedding - 14th September, 2012

Price and potential for long wear
7 out of 10


John Rowles - 12th September, 2012

Had these on all of my previous cars and they are excellent value for money considering the mileage that i do.
10 out of 10


Guy Emery - 25th August, 2012

I was a bit unsure about the tyres since I hadn't heard of the make before buying them, but they perform well on various road surfaces.
10 out of 10


Martin Steel - 31st July, 2012

Having used these Avons on a previous vehicle I had no hesitation in fitting them to my Superb. Good grip, good mileage, good tyres.
10 out of 10


Douglas Currie - 16th June, 2012

According to the onboard computer, the MPG has improved by over 5% since my new tyres were fitted. Overall very pleased with my purchase.
9 out of 10


NT - 25th May, 2012

Comparable in performance and durability to the Pirelli PZero Nero but considerably cheaper making them very good value.
8 out of 10


Mr N Hodson - 13th May, 2012

No idea at this stage about tyre wear as they are only three months old.Original tyres were Michelins but these Avons give a much quieter ride.
10 out of 10


Nigel Buet - 8th May, 2012

As I get older, my driving style becomes more steady. Now believe I need a harder compound tyre for greater mileage and not one to corner fast. Had two Faulken F452's put on recently and feel these are a better tyre for me next time.
6 out of 10


lee gardner - 15th April, 2012

these tyres are sound i will be getting these again ive had these tyres on 2 other vehicles and are still going strong.
10 out of 10


G R REES - 11th April, 2012

Once again an excellent straight forward service !!
10 out of 10


Mr John Derks - 2nd April, 2012

I find the Avons a lot better than the Bridgestones that they replaced in both grip and wear.
9 out of 10


keith fraser - 18th March, 2012

I put them on my previous E46 335d Touring and found them to be a superb balance of price to performance. They seem even better on my 1997 310bhp Legacy GTB Estate which seems a much stiffer car than the BMW. The standard Bilstein suspension and four wheel drive probably adds to the overall impression of a totally "planted" and immensely capable car which is turning out to be the most fun I've had in years.
10 out of 10


Austin Walker - 4th March, 2012

New tyres didn't seem to have as much depth of tread as some. Will they last as long?
2 out of 10


Jeff Chan - 19th February, 2012

I have a Seat Leon 2.0L Tdi 175hp. I previously had Michelin Pilot Sports on fronts & replaced with these Avons. I found the Michelins more stable in wet/dry compared with the Avons and have lasted 14 months or 12,000ish miles. I have been told the VW 2.0L Tdi engine in my car develops a lot of torque so I suppose the Avons lasted quite well. Don`t know if I will replace the Avons with the same, but recommended if you are on a budget.
6 out of 10


David Garrard - 7th February, 2012

Tyres have been good since they were balanced on the rear when I had my car serviced and showed concern about a persistent vibration when travelling at motorway speeds from the time that I had them fitted. The service engineer told me that it took 155 grams on the rear offside and 65 grams on the rear nearside tyres to balance them which he believed to be excessive.
3 out of 10


Phil - 22nd January, 2012

Avon ZZ3 tyres were fitted to my car from the previous owner, covered around 20,000 miles with these tyres and found them to be much better than Bridgestones which I had on all my other cars. I would definately reccommend these tyres to anyone who drives a high performance car, my R26 Renault Megane F1 is light weight and the Avon ZZ3's are well suited to this car. I replaced all 4 as the rears had gone down to 5mm, which in most cases you would'nt change. I trust the Avon ZZ3 tyres and will buy again without a doubt, if you want some safe rubber to stop your performance car in the wet and dry you won't go wrong with these and the price is very good too for a mid range tyre compared to some other well known brand tyres which don't come close to reliability and performance of the ZZ3's.
10 out of 10


Popalulu - 15th January, 2012

Used Avon's B4 and found them to be good value, so when Zero's run down (always found them to wear unevenly!) replaced with ZZ3's. Excellent grip wet or dry and ride seems a little softer (although I run pressures higher than standard) Have 165 bhp running through FWD Fiesta so there tested pretty hard! Now replacing rear set too with Avon ZZ3.
10 out of 10


T O Tibbles - 11th January, 2012

Fitted to replace worn "Run Flats". Better Grip, Better Ride, Quieter. Less Expensive
10 out of 10


Christopher - 7th January, 2012

Reasonably priced branded tyre with excellent performance.
9 out of 10


mark reynolds - 27th November, 2011

Great all round tyre
10 out of 10


Rob Anderson - 28th October, 2011

For a premium tyre they were very well priced on Tyre Shopper
8 out of 10


- 26th October, 2011

Great looking tyre,good all rounder for the price.Had eagles on before but wear was not great either so AVONS FOR ME ARE THE BEST BUY.
9 out of 10


John Birks - 26th October, 2011

Great tyres I have used them for a few years and have yet to see any problems
10 out of 10


Gordon Mitchell - 24th October, 2011

The Fiat Croma is based on the Vauxhall Vectra and as such the Avons cannot be used on the rear due to the camber of the suspension that destroys the tyre after 12k miles. I have had to revert to Bridgestone Potenzas for the rear. The Avons are fine on the front but only last about 20k miles .
7 out of 10


Lee Riley - 18th October, 2011

Good quality and I feel safer even in icy and wet conditions.
9 out of 10


Denise - 29th September, 2011

Tyres seem fine at the moment but not had really bad weather to fine out how they compare with previous tyres that were a different make.
6 out of 10


John Barr - 28th September, 2011

Tyres are tip top especially on B roads!
10 out of 10


Tim Cox - 24th August, 2011

Luvverly Tyres.
10 out of 10


Martin Steel - 15th August, 2011

Previous experience of Avons has been wholly positive.
10 out of 10


David Reynolds - 12th August, 2011

Have now changed my car, so experience was limited
7 out of 10


adrian wells - 10th August, 2011

I am impressed by the performance of these mid range tyres, previous Dunlop sp sport 9000 fitted as standard were no better but uneven wear was a major issue after 5000 miles the tread was blocking to the extent of being dangerous even the replacements were no better. the tracking was checked several times and found to be correct. ZZ3s now covered 5000 miles little to no wear evedent. so impressed i'v fitted a full set to my MX-5 more than happy with the price and performance.
10 out of 10


Tony Bentley - 3rd August, 2011

I have never had any problems at all with your brand Always pleased
10 out of 10


Tony - 7th July, 2011

had the Volvo S60 from new (Sept 2003) mileage now 140,000 plus; always used Pirelli P6000 until recently; decided to change to Bridgestone RE050A; they were great but wore out too quickly; expect much more life out of Avon ZZ3's; very happy with their performance; now have full set
10 out of 10


P. WALKDEN - 2nd July, 2011

ONLY HAD 1 NEARSIDE FRONT FITTED
9 out of 10


Peter P Smith - 5th May, 2011

Cornering and braking with these tyres in the dry feels safe and secure, however I can experience wheel spinning during accelaration even on warm days.
5 out of 10


- 21st April, 2011

prepared to compromise on wear versus roadholding in the wet
8 out of 10


John Dixon - 20th April, 2011

2nd time have had problems with the tyres . New ones were reccomended to me ( last purchase ) due to flat spots appearing that despite investigations was believed to be down to tyre. Same problem has occurred wiuth replacements . Happy to use Tyreshopper but wont be using Avon again . Confident that assessment by mechanics was correct
3 out of 10


Philip Summres - 19th April, 2011

Would buy again
10 out of 10


mr k miller - 12th April, 2011

i am very happy with these avon tyres,and the excellent service provided by national tyres.
9 out of 10


Phil - 28th March, 2011

If you have a high performance car, these tyres are the best for money and safety.
10 out of 10


Colin - 24th March, 2011

I am very pleased with these tyres and so far at 7,000 miles all looking good. Good value for money all round compared with other makes I've tried previously
10 out of 10


MARTIN WARNER - 20th March, 2011

YES HAD 1 REPLACED AFTER HITING A POTHOLE, DIDNT HAVE THE TYRE INSURANCE SO COST ME ANOTHER £90 TO REPLACE
9 out of 10


Christine Hall - 2nd March, 2011

This is the first time I have used Avon on my car and find them to be excellent and the cost of them is the same.I have already recommended you to several of my colleagues in the office.
10 out of 10


Charles Orrah - 23rd February, 2011

Since fitting the tyres the car has started with noise similar to bearing/coupling wear. Had the car checked mechanically and it can not be faulted, especially as it has only done 14,000 miles. The noise is worse at low speeds. May be a coincidence but the noise is anoying
5 out of 10


Graham - 16th February, 2011

These are really eally good tyres. I'll be buying some form my Brabus ForTwo and my ForFour CDI very soon as these tyres give so much confidence when driving.
10 out of 10


Mark - 20th January, 2011

I bought these tyres with an open mind as i had never used Avon before . These tyres have turned out to be a really good alround tyre in all weathers especially snow and very wet conditions . Hopefully they will be as good in the summer as they are in the winter . I rekon they will be
10 out of 10


Allan - 16th January, 2011

Best performance tyre you'll ever find for this kind of money and I'd not buy any other tyre
10 out of 10


Keith Walker - 8th November, 2010

Had fitted Avon tyres also on my wifes car, no problems to date overall a very good tyre. Very good value for money.
10 out of 10


Peter French - 16th October, 2010

I will probably Buy another pair of these if the price is right.
10 out of 10


ian appleton - 9th October, 2010

just as good as the top end tyres and chep as chips
10 out of 10


Mike Loveridge - 5th October, 2010

These tyres did not suit my car at all and Tyre-shopper agreed to change them for Bridgestones which are superb
1 out of 10


Terry Hills - 3rd October, 2010

In my view these tyres are superior to the tyres fitted from new ie dunlop sps.
7 out of 10


Ken Shepherd - 2nd October, 2010

I have been using Avon tyres on my bikes for many years so i knew i could depend on them.
10 out of 10


norman trendell - 2nd October, 2010

These avons are one of the best tyres I have brought. I am very impressed with the smooth running, road holding and quiteness. I have brought other makes a lot more expensive these Avons beats them on all counts. mileage remain to be seen.
10 out of 10


Steve Larkin - 1st October, 2010

Although checking the tracking wears uneven on inside edge even with gentle driving
6 out of 10


Ken Miles - 1st October, 2010

One tyre had a puncture in the wall and could not be repaired. I was not able to source another tyre of the same type from you and had to find one elsewhere which was far more expensive
1 out of 10


richard - 1st October, 2010

Very good tyre recomended i never feel not in control in the wet or dry and rim protector is a must with alloy wheels.
10 out of 10


James - 1st October, 2010

An expensive tyre for use on a relatively in-expensive car (fitted as standard to some Porsches and Bentleys). They give good grip in the wet for a fwd vehicle and excellent grip in the dry. A must, if you drive "enthusiastically"
6 out of 10


Phillip C Medcalf - 30th September, 2010

Had two sets of avon they are super
10 out of 10


Bob Sharp - 30th September, 2010

Great value
10 out of 10


Bob Sharp - 30th September, 2010

Great value
10 out of 10


Stephen Bowman - 30th September, 2010

One of the tyres lasted for 10 miles after a split mysteriously appeared in the sidewall. disappointing quality. this has never happened on any other brand of tyre
1 out of 10


Ron Willott - 30th September, 2010

These seem very good under a variety of conditions, although cannot report on longer-term wear yet. Price was excellent - could have paid twice as much elsewhere.
9 out of 10


Martin Taylor - 30th September, 2010

Nearly as good as Pirelli P6000 but far cheaper and British.
8 out of 10


Below are ratings and comments from 201 tyre reviews averaging 9 out of 10

Grip in the Dry
90%
Grip in the Wet
90%
Steering Responsiveness
90%
Cornering Stability
90%
Resistance to Aquaplaning
90%
Tread wear versus mileage
80%
Ride comfort and smoothness
90%
Noise level
80%
Quality versus price
90%
General appearance / tread pattern
90%
Overall rating
90%