Winter Traction Compound: New silica-rich compound gives improved wet and snow grip, whilst maintaining performance at low temperatures. Severe Snow Symbol: Marked with the severe snow symbol, the official rating for use in severe snow conditions. H/V-Speed Rated: For modern European performance cars. T-Speed Rated: For speeds up to 118mph, including extra load sizes where appropriate. Directional Tread: Modern directional tread for improved water drainage with low noise levels, featuring tread blocks with Lamellen siping improving traction and braking in the most severe winter conditions of snow and ice.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Cooper Weather-Master Snow tyre review
Average based on 7 test results
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11.11.2014fromgazzrr For the price these tyres are great,they are pretty good in wet conditions. There will be better tyres out there but they will be twice the price!! I will be ordering these for our other car!
08.09.2014fromColin Good all year round, but I many use the car through the winter. Motorcycle through the summer.
13.09.2011fromNeville Baker My first winter tyre purchased, transformed the car in any type of snow from undriveable to being able to get anywhere at all. A superb tyre. I highly recommend it.
12.12.2010fromMAG War zwar etwas skeptisch, da mir die Marke unbekannt war, bin aber bisher sehr zufrieden damit. Gute Testmöglichkeiten in den letzten 3 Wochen, tadellos bei extremen Regenfällen, bei Schnee und Matsch gilt, je mehr desto besser gegenüber der Konkurrenz.