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Rapid consistently score highly for grip and longevity.

 

 

RAPID tyres are made using the latest tyre production methods, top quality raw materials and are tested and inspected to the highest standards. They meet with all European Tyre legislation, offer excellent high-speed performance, superb wet and dry grip, and safe handling and cornering performance

As well as meeting the demand of our domestic market, China, Rapid Tyres supply over 90 countries in most of the world’s continents, including Europe, North and South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Rapid Tyres’ strategic objective is to focus on product quality and become a market leader in the tyre industry.

RAPID tyres, made by the Shengtai Group, offer unrivalled performance at a price you can afford, produced in factories that carry all the international quality assurance certificates that give full peace of mind on the product quality of RAPID tyres.

Please use the Reserve Tyres page to find your tyres! Elite Garages have rightfully earned their reputation as the South of England’s leading independent tyre specialist. With 14 branches and growing (Maidstone is our most recent branch to open), we have the buying power to pass on competitive prices to our customers, without compromising quality or service! We have locations in the following areas:

BournemouthBrightonCanterburyCaterhamDeal, EastbourneHaywards HeathHorshamMaidstonePortsmouthPulboroughSalisburySouthampton and Strood.

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Our range of Rapid tyre patterns

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P309

Designed For:
– Passenger Cars
– Urban Enviroment
Its symmetric tread pattern is specifically designed for straight line stability whilst providing excellent traction and braking in all weather conditon

  • Reduced road noise and jolting when driving over uneven surfaces
  • Excellent wear properties
  • Steering stability
  • Symmetrical tread pattern for straightness and stability at speed
  • Good traction in all weathers, in all seasons, even when braking
Pattern features P309 1
Grooves on main ribs

Silencer grooves on the main ribs allow smooth air flow to reduce road noise.

attern features P309 2
Grooved central rib

Tilted sipes in the center rib improves acceleration and ensures straight line stability.

Pattern features P309 3
Four longitudinal grooves

4 wide longitudinal grooves enhance water evacuation on wet roads, improving traction and reducing wet weather drift.

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P609

Designed For:
High Performance Vehicles
Urban Enviroments


The asymmetric tread pattern increases the contact area on the outside of the tyre offering improved handling through cornering even at high speed.

  • Reduced road noise and jolting when driving over uneven surfaces
  • Excellent steering performance at speed and in wet weather conditions
  • Asymmetrical tread pattern for improved cornering
  • Good traction in all weathers, in all seasons, even when braking
Pattern features P609 1
‘Green’ silica compound

Green tread compound with a higher ratio of silica reduces the friction between the rubber molecules decreasing energy loss and reducing the overall rolling resistance.

Pattern features P609
Shoulder block

A specially designed outside shoulder reduces deformation when cornering ensuring a precise and stable driving experience.

Pattern features P609
Anti-slip, all weather sipes

Anti-slip all weather sipes cover the tread offering stability in all weather conditions whilst offering improved traction under acceleration and braking.

Rapid EcoSaver

ECO SAVER

Designed For:
– SUV’s and 4X4’s
– On-Road Enviroments


It’s symmetric tread pattern is specifically designed for straight line stability whilst providing excellent traction and braking in all weather conditions.

Pattern features Ecosaver 1
Shoulder ribs

Improved shoulder ribs suppress uneven tread wear throughout the life of the tyre.

Pattern features Ecosaver 2
Variable pitch

The variable pitch arrangement reduces road noise and the special bead design increases the overall tyre life expectancy.

Pattern features Ecosaver 3
Open grooves

Open grooves on the shoulder improve cooling.

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Ecolander

Designed For:
– SUV’s & 4X4’s
– On & OFF-Road Use


With excellent wear and steering performance in mind it’s symmetric tread pattern is specifically designed for straight line stability whilst providing excellent traction and braking in all weather conditiions

  • Reduced road noise and jolting when driving over uneven surfaces
  • Excellent wear properties
  • Steering stability
  • Symmetrical tread pattern for straightness and stability at speed
  • Good traction in all weathers, in all seasons, even when braking
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EFFIVAN

Designed For:
– Van Users
– Day To Day Requirements

The Effivan pattern has been designed with excellent wear and steering performance in min
  • Reduced road noise and jolting when driving over uneven surfaces
  • Excellent wear properties
  • Steering stability
  • Symmetrical tread pattern for straightness and stability at speed
  • Good traction in all weathers, in all seasons, even when braking
Pattern features Effivan
Vertical grooves

Three wide vertical grooves in the tread lead to faster water evacuation and shorter braking distances.

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Crown grooves

Tiny Grooves on the tyre crown lower the rolling noise whilst the rigidity of the tread is better distributed reducing abnormal wear and increasing the overall mileage.

Pattern features Effivan 3
Tread rigidity

Scientific pattern design and low rolling noise offers a more comfortable driving experience.

History of Rapid tyres

The Shengtai Group was established in 2002, whilst its founding company was set up in 1987.

Over the past 30 years we have developed into multi-faceted organisation, operating in a range of industries: Tyre manufacture, bead wire and carbon black production, aircraft maintenance and dismantling, and even the entertainment business.

We currently produce 3 million tyres for TBR and 18 million for passenger vehicles. We also make tyres ranging in size from 13-28 inches for commercial vans, PCR, UHP, LTR, SUV.

Rapid tyres rank highly amongst the leading brands for EU industry approvals and certi cations: DOT, ECE, INMETRO, GCC, REACH, BIS, SNI, SONICAP, CCC, ISO16949 AND OHSAS1800.

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