The all-season tire Four seasons – one versatile tread pattern
SPORTY. STRONG. SAFE!
The modern, all-season tire for city vehicles in the compact and midsize segments. Whether you’re on dry roads in summer or snow-covered trails in winter, FourTech will win you over with its superior safety during any time of year.
Perfect grip, short braking distances. Stable longitudinal shoulder blocks provide optimized transfer of grip and braking power. This ensures short braking distances on dry roads.
Efficient water channeling guards against hydroplaning. The wide cross-grooves running around the circumference of the tire are optimized for efficient water channeling. This enables improved protection against hydroplaning, thus increasing safety in wet conditions.
Superior safety on snow. The optimized siping technology in the middle of the tread provides more gripping edge surface and greater flexibility. This ensures proper braking and improved traction on snow.
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.