The powerful van tyre
Developed for the highest demands of transporters and vans, by means of its highly developed tread the Eurovan 2 achieves high mileage. The new tread structure enhances brake performance and handling on dry roads and in curves. The Eurovan 2 is characterised by excellent aquaplaning qualities. Staggered opposing tread grooves in the shoulder reduce noise and heighten ride comfort. The flat tyre contour ensures even wear and lengthens the tyre’s life.
Characterised by excellent aquaplaning qualities. Born in the USA, General Tire offers products for all types of vehicles, for all seasons and all terrains. Safety on wet roads through reduced risk of aquaplaning. Fits perfectly for example to Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit and Iveco Daily.
- Three wide drainage grooves following the circumference for improved water drainage
- Compact and sturdy tread blocks for a better transmission of circumfential and lateral forces
- Staggered opposing tread grooves in the shoulder that reduce noise by eliminating frequency peaks
- Safety on wet roads through reduced risk of aquaplaning
- Better handling and shorter braking distances
- Lower noise level and thus greater ride comfort
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.