Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
The BFGoodrich G-Force Winter provides optimium control in winter conditions. The G-Force Winter is designed for a huge range of vehicles from city cars to MPVs.
Features and Benefits
Start: Reliable starts on snow and ice along with excellent grip
- High sipe density.
- Rubber ratio and footprint maximised for better grip
- Wide sipes and tread pattern to disperse snow
Move: Optimum control on winter roads
- Directional tread pattern: sipes to break the water and snow surface, optimised dispersal by the grooves
- Continuous central rib: hundreds of "teeth" in the middle of the tread pattern
- Rigid rubber blocks on the shoulders, its flexible rubber compound and the orientation of the rubber blocks
Stop: Reliable braking guaranteed on all types of winter surfaces
- Larger footprint
- Excellent sipe and edge density