Superior quality tyres with an optimised design that emphasises the following properties:
Great stability, particularly in curves
Low noise level
High comfort level
High service life
Traction, grip and braking distance are all optimum on both wet and dry roads. Remarkable resistance to aquaplaning by dispersing water efficiently from the tread.
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.
Star Performer UHP 1 tyre review
Average based on 961 test results
Grip in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
16.12.2018 from Nick excellent.
17.10.2018 from David Bought four and renewed the front wheels after about 25,000 miles. Put them on the other car now. The tread pattern clears water and both cars feel more stable on wet roads and under braking in all conditions without losing performance as they wear.
02.10.2015 from waz Good tyres perform well in all conditions only down side high noise level above 30 mph
28.09.2015 from jim shaw great no problems good grip will buy again when needed and save money