Product description & features
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ is a winter tyre, designed to deliver a strong performance in the winter months.
Goodyear have developed the UltraGrip Performance+ with high performance cars in mind - working to improve the wet, dry and winter performance.
The tyre features Goodyear's 'Traction Protect Technology' to enhance the deformation and reformation ability of the UltraGrip Performance+. This means that when braking, the force exerted is more efficiently converted into grip.
Goodyear have improved upon the tyre tread compound mixture of the UltraGrip Performance - allowing for better elasticity when the temperatures drop below 7 degrees centigrade. This boosts the tyre's ability to grip and gain traction on both snow and ice.
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ was named winner in the Auto Express Winter Tyre Test, 2019 - with Auto Express stating that the tyre sets "a new benchmark that rival winter tyres now need to beat."
What are winter tyres?
Winter tyres have been developed to perform best during the colder winter months - when the outside temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius.
How can I tell a winter tyre is suitable for winter weather?
The tyre features the EU sanctioned 3PMSF marking - Three Peak Mountain Snowflake:
This accolade was introduced to be an easily recognisable symbol which displays that the tyre has passed standardised, controlled, and, rigorous tests. It confirms the winter suitability of a tyre.
How does a winter tyre perform better in winter?
The compound of a winter tyre contains a higher natural rubber content - helping the tyre to remain flexible in freezing weather and conform to the road surface.
The grooves of winter tyres are typically wider to channel snow and water. The latest generation also have smaller shoulder grooves to improve snow and ice traction.
Can I use winter tyres all year round?
Although winter tyres can be used in other conditions, their performance will not be as efficient as they have been optimised to perform in temperatures under 7°C.
There is also a risk of a winter tyre’s wear rates increasing when drive on in warm temperatures, due to the high silica and natural rubber compound.
We recommend that winter tyres should be fitted as a full set of 4.
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