The Quatrac 3 is the ideal alternative for motorists in a temperate climate who want to drive all year round on the same type of tyre. The striking asymmetrical, non-directional tread with the separate summer and winter sides offers optimal safety and comfort in all weather conditions. The tyre has excellent handling characteristics that are ideal for driving in summer conditions on dry and wet roads. At the same time, the tyre offers perfect grip and high dispersal capacity in winter conditions. Three longitudinal grooves are incorporated into the tread, providing efficient water dispersion.
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.
Vredestein QUATRAC 3 tyre review
Average based on 115 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
17.06.2015fromAndrew An outstanding tyre which provides noticeably better driving than other brands I have used.
06.06.2015fromD. Wiedemann I have used these tyres for the last 4 years for regularity rallies and they perform very well in all weather. The only drawback is less road holding in wet conditions
24.05.2015fromGeoff Rees These tyre have good depth of tread and very open. Whilst not being an aggressive driver they appear to grip well especially in wet. The noise level is slightly up on previous Sonar Quit run tyres, although this model car is well known as a noisy one. As an aside, Honest John (Daily Telegraph Motoring) reckons these All Weather tyres are neither a good or bad idea.
22.05.2015fromR Wright Good solid feeling and stopping performance in the wet. Noise level quite high on Motorway in the dry.