Do new tyres need to be broken in? So basically; are brand new tyres a bit like brand new shoes. i.e. take a while for them to develope their optimum grip?? These new tyres that I have on the back are slippery as hell! Going around roundabouts at a brisk speed (not really pushing the car) I can feel the back skipping out slightly. They are cheapo tyres (£80'ish) but if they remain like this (surely they can't!) then I wouldn't feel safe driving the car. Anybody else experienced this with new tyres? And did it get any better after some mileage was put on them??