Product description & features
This tyre is made from a compound with a higher silica content to a summer tyre to keep the tyre flexible at lower temperatures. It’s tread boasts 3-D sipes – these are key to the performance of an asymmetric tyre in any weather weather.
A directional tyre is higher performance in wet conditions as water is more effectively dispersed from between the tyre and the road but this asymmetric tyre is an excellent choice for snowy conditions as each central groove allows five different types of tread block to be used. It also means these tread blocks can stand out further from the tyre and therefore cut into the surface more effectively.
The closely-knit tread blocks help ensure the tyre retains its shape and stability and prevents fast wear despite the more malleable properties of the rubber compound. The inner shoulder of the tyre reflects the outer shoulder but is slightly more perpendicular than the outer shoulder blocks. This ensures the good and even grip of the tyre. Everything about this tread pattern shouts grip and stability.
What is an All Season tyre?
Designed to cope with all sorts of conditions - good performance delivered throughout the year. Moderate natural rubber content to stop the tyre hardening in temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius – enhancing grip. Designed with moderate tread depths that have been engineered to help deliver a longer tread life than many summer tyres
How can I tell an All Season tyre performs in winter weather?
This tyre features the EU sanctioned 3PMSF marking - Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake: This accolade was introduced to be an easily recognisable symbol which displays that the tyre has passed rigourous tests to prove it is suitable for driving in winter weather. It confirms the winter suitability of a tyre.
Are All Season tyres suitable for the UK?
Given that the UK suffers from moderate and interchangeable winter conditions - with severe ice and snow becoming uncommon for much of the country - this makes all season tyres a very good choice for our roads. As they are able to cope with these conditions very well.
Do I need to swap my tyres throughout the year?
Given the nature of all season tyres, which can perform equally well in the summer months and the winter months, the need to replace tyres depending on the seasons is not required when all season tyres are fitted.
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