Anyone who wants to stay safe during winter, whatever the weather conditions, will need a tyre with an ideal transmission of forces. The innovative profile of the SnowTech Van guarantees excellent grip on wet, snowy and icy surfaces – an an excellent driving behaviour along with these.
Snow and ice performance
Feature: Snow pockets optimize snow capability
Effect: Improved traction and snow grip, ensured also by the higher number of sipes with more gripping edges
Benefit: Outstanding snow handling and snow traction performance
Feature: Wide lateral grooves in shoulder area and circumferential grooves
Effect: Enhanced water dispersion
Benefit: Optimised aquaplaning safety
Feature: Flattened contour
Effect: Evenly distributed ground pressure
Benefit: High service life
Feature: Additional tie bars and compact pattern blocks in shoulder area
Effect: High longitudinal tread stiffness
Benefit: Improved handling and braking on dry roads
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.
175/65 R13 80T
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With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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