New winter tyres of the 80 to 60 series, with asymmetrical profiles and innovative Multi Wave Sipes. Top performance in winter weather conditions through the silica tread compound. Available in speed indexes Q through H.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
SNOWPROX S 942 tyre review
Average based on 161 test results
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18.04.2011fromWilliam MACPHERSON I would never have believed the diference that winter tyres made to driving in bad conditions. I managed journeys that wouls have been impossible in normal tyres this winter. I got home on occassions that could have meant a hotel diversion when the weather was so bad.
13.07.2010fromPaul JJ Good tyres for the winter, will not find better value for money.
04.06.2010fromHana Got stuck in snow on these tyres, even though it was not deep at all (5-10cm), while 10 other cars in the same car park were OK. They are all right for muddy conditions, but not good if it is really snowing, which is the reason I initially bought it. Did not fulfill the purpose for me.
04.01.2010fromTim Made such a difference in the snow and ice, brilliant! Will always use snow tyres in the winter months from now on!