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 Michelin Alpin 5 is a new winter tyre which offers performance on dry, wet and snowy surfaces.
Features and Benefits
- Greater traction on snow: Increased number of tread blocks, sipes and increased void ratio when compared to its predecessor.
- Greater resistance to aquaplaning: Thanks to the new oprientation of the lateral grooves.
- Stabiligrip for enhanced steering precision: The Alpin 5 Features a self-locking tread blocks thanks to 3D sipes.
- Innovative tread compound technology: Provides better grip on wet and snowy surfaces.
- Helio Compound 4G: The Alpin 5 contains sunflower oil making it possible for optimised tyre performance in low temperatures.