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Safety on snowy roads provide winter tires, not year-round

Time přezouvání cars .. drivers to easily navigate the menu, brought the magazine dTest test results of 32 winter and all-season tires. Selected were 14 models of size 185/65 R15, 12 models of size 225/45 R17 all-season tires and 6 marked 205/55 R16.

In winter, the drivers and their cars often have to contend with a wet, snowy or icy road. Good tires would thus primarily be to maintain good driving characteristics on these surfaces, which applies to tires that were on the first two places in the category 185/65 R15. These dimensions can be found, for example, often on cars Dacia Logan, Peugeot 207, Renault Scenic or Kia Cee'd. "Of the tested patnáctek the highest numbers appeared tires Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 and Michelin Alpin A4. They are balanced tire without weaknesses, "says Andrew Jánoška, editor Dtest, adding:" Goodyear, who took overall first place in the test, among others, have taken their minimal impact on fuel consumption in comparison with the competition. Michelin tires is closely followed by other models and overcome their life - in ideal conditions, it is estimated their mileages to more than 52 thousand kilometers. "

The first place among the broad category of tires 225/45 R17, which are worn powerful version type vehicles Skoda Superb, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Mondeo, decided to perform well in examinations driving on wet surfaces, therefore handling, braking, aquaplaning and directional control . "all Dunlop Winter Sport 5D gained in all sub-tests on wet roads, and good signs for victory belongs to them. On dry ice and placed between the average, "he says Jánoška adding:" The pleasing thing is that among the models with the least impact on fuel consumption and low noise. "

Positive results have not test all-season tires marked 205/55 R16, which appear on the Skoda Superb and Octavia, Ford Mondeo and Focus, Volkswagen Passat and Hyundai i30. The tires have to withstand the test compared to the summer and winter alternatives. Overall good grade received from the six models tested any two received a satisfactory mark and the remaining four had at least one of the test surfaces, poor or very poor driveability. "The only tested by all-season tires, which can be viewed as an alternative for summer and winter set tires, Michelin is CrossClimate. In addition to driving on snow is a sure and secure in the wet and dry ice, and got manufacturer claims that it is a summer tire with winter homologation, "concludes Jánoška.

Complete results of the winter tire test 2016

Source: tz

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