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.
Better wet grip thanks to the 'Shark Skin' technology that reduces flow resistance on the groove walls, improving drainage away from the blocks and reducing aquaplaning.
High-density siping providing more edges to bite into wet and snow.
3D Z-shaped sipes, which increase in length as the tread block wears, maintain this bite to give consistent grip throughout tyre life.
Aggressive, chunky 4x4 look. Robust, all-terrain tread pattern and attractive sidewall design.
Higher wear resistance thanks to the tread blocks shaped to equalise contact pressure distribution.