Designed for medium to high mileage drivers of compacts, mid-sized cars and family saloons (60 to 65 aspect ratio, up to a speed rating of T). High-level balanced performance with a quiet ride.
The new BLIZZAK LM-20 tread pattern is designed with snow simulation technology that measures shearing force distribution to the nearest millimetre. Combined with a new high-silica compound and stiff pattern construction, it gives a well-balanced all round performance on snow, ice, wet and dry.
- More control in snow due to a new tread pattern designed by the precision of snow simulation technology,
- Safer in slush and wet with a high silica content and siping designed by edge pressure simulation,
- Resistant to irregular wear due to flatter contact area distribution,
- Very low noise gives a comfortable ride in all conditions.
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.