Product description & features
The Bridgestone Potenza RE050A1 is a tyre designed for sporty demanding drivers who are looking for a slick, high performance from their tyres and is suitable for a wide range of car models - from the Enzo Ferrari to the new VW Golf.
The Potenza RE050A1 features a new tread compound which provides very strong levels of grip. The tyre's shoulder design and intermediate blocks provide responsive handling and reliable stability when travelling at high speeds.
Aquaplaning is less likely thanks to circumferential tread grooves which disperse surface water from the path of the tyre.
What are summer tyres?
Summer tyres are specifically designed for warm weather conditions, particularly during the summer season. This type of tyre performs best when in seasons with warmer temperatures - above 7°C.
How does a summer tyre perform better in summer?
The technologies and tread patterns used in a summer tyre mean the tyres have high-quality features that are of benefit to driving in warm conditions. They typically use a softer rubber compound – designed for good grip and traction when driving on dry and wet roads.
Can you use summer tyres in winter?
Whilst summer tyres still offer adequate performances in wet and cooler conditions, it is recommended that you change. The tread design and technologies that are featured in summer tyres can harden in colder temperatures, resulting in reduced flexibility and decreased traction on snow and ice.