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.
- Greater safety: Shorter braking distances on wet roads and in snow.
- Greater mobility: More traction on snow and ice.
- Greater control: Better handling in all winter conditions.
Plus the expertise of MICHELIN in longevity and fuel saving.
- Heavily grooved tread pattern
Tyre tread with an increased number of ridges(4) and sipes(5). Benefits: Greater traction & braking on snow and ice.
Deep sipes designed in three dimensions, set out at variable angles allowing:
- more ridges for greater traction,
- the water film to be broken and the tyre to be on dry ground,
- and increased rigidity in the rubber blocks.
Benefits: Grip and Driving precision.
- Helio Compound 3G
The 3rd generation of the Heliocompound rubber mixture. A new rubber mixture formula based on silica and using sunflower oil(6), for better grip in cold weather.
- Ridge N Flex
A maximum of technology for greater grip on winter roads and more precise steering.