Safety and Performance: Michelin Winter Tires Fit the Bill


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Michelin is one of the largest tire manufactures in the world and has been a leading innovator in the industry for well over 100 years.

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Safety and Performance: Michelin Winter Tires Fit the Bill

  1. 1. Safety and Performance: Michelin Winter Tires Fit the Bill November 3, 2010
  2. 2. Michelin • Michelin is one of the largest tire manufactures in the world and has been a leading innovator in the industry for well over 100 years. They make some of the most popular passenger tires and have a truly impressive line of winter tires that drivers won't want to overlook.
  3. 3. Benefits of Putting Winter Tires on Your Car • The benefits of putting winter tires on your car during winter months are: • Winter tires give drivers improved traction in winter weather conditions • ABS braking on roads with snow (at 35 mph) is 42% shorter with winter tires • Installing winter tires on a car during winter months extends the life of a car owner’s summer or all-season tires
  4. 4. Michelin Winter Tires • Winter tires from Michelin get top marks in all major performance categories such as wear life, fuel efficiency, handling and traction in ice and snow. Michelin offers winter tires for drivers that have SUVs, trucks, sedans, cross-overs, and even offers high-performance winter tires for sports cars.
  5. 5. Sports Cars • The Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 is for the driver who wants speed and precision during winter months. According to Consumer Reports, this winter tire is one of the three top rated winter tires on the market because of its outstanding snow-traction and ice-braking performance. • The asymmetric tread design made from a sunflower oil- enriched Helio Compound and 3D Variable Thickness Sipes Techology (VTS), wide sipes on the inside of the tread and narrow sipes on the outside, help give this Michelin tire better traction, braking and control in lower temperatures and wet roads. They also gets better acceleration in snow because they have more biting edges around the tread.
  6. 6. SUVs and Light Trucks • The Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 tires are developed for light trucks and sport utility vehicles and are a great option for drivers that want top notch traction and handling in cold temperatures and on icy roads. The Latitude X-Ice Xi2 is made with Michelin’s special Winter Flex compound designed to maintain their grip in extreme cold-weather conditions (ice and snow included), they give drivers better starting grip and shorter stopping distances.
  7. 7. SUVs and Light Trucks cont. • The directional tread design includes Cross Z- Sipes technology that use a specially designed curve to lock the sipes into place providing better traction. This also helps the sipes maintain their performance year after year because they maintain their full depth and stiffness.
  8. 8. Passenger Vehicles • Michelin’s best tire for passenger vehicles is the Michelin X-Ice Xi2. • The X-Ice Xi2 features Michelin’s advanced tread technology that includes numerous sipes and micro- pumps that work in conjunction with a state-of-the-art silica based compound FleX-Ice. The compound is an aggressive winter tread compound that remains flexible at low temperatures to give the tire optimized grip and exceptional braking on ice.
  9. 9. Passenger Vehicles cont. • The Michelin tire also has a wide tread contact patch so drivers don’t have to worry about their cornering, braking or accelerating. The X-Ice Xi2 is going to maintain its stability at all times. • Last, but certainly not least, is the outstanding treadlife that the X-Ice Xi2’s offer. They last 75% longer than the competition and their performance doesn’t suffer either. They are designed to perform consistently winter after winter, giving drivers an unbeatable value. • If you are preparing your car for winter, this is the time to invest in the right tires. Michelin winter tires will offer you and your family added security when the weather bites back and can be found in leading tire retailers.
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