Tyre Michelin Pilot Alpin PA 4 275/35 R 20 102 W specs, price, review. Michelin tyres for cars.
Not many Michelin Pilot Alpin PA 4 customers here in Halifax UK
As many of my readers will know, I am a big fan of almost everything that Michelin tyres produce and have produced over the years. I think that this could be something to do with the fact that the Michelin Pilot Alpin was developed with the larger luxury car in mind and as I have said before, Halifax ix a small market town in Yorkshire UK and therefore does not have that many wealthy people who would buy such cars.
Tyre retailers in say Leeds and York do get a larger share of the BMW’s and Porsche’s as we do in Halifax. We do however have some of these marques in the area and we have fitted a few Michelin Pilot Alpin tyres to these cars. The drivers that bring this type of car into us for their tyres, are people that trust us with these valuable machines, we do not scratch their alloy wheels, that sort of thing.
The customers who use us also give us good feedback, I have been a tyre retailer now for 40 years and it is surprising how they like to chat to me especially about their tyres, the people with these types of luxury cars are usually very knowledgeable about their cars and so like a chat.
One particular guy owns a business that supply wall insulation and also installs it into buildings. His business does very well and he likes fast, sporty cars. His latest car is a Porsche and he came to us for a set of winter tyres for his car. He was visiting friends in Germany and he normally drives in his Range Rover in winter, but he decided to give the Porsche a run out.
Like me the guy is a very big fan of Michelin tyres, in fact he will not have anything else on his car. He insisted on a set of Michelin Pilot Alpin tyres. The guy’s name is Richard, but the tyres he wanted were not available in the UK. We have some good connections and suppliers in other European countries and so we had a ring round.
To my surprise I found out that Michelin make these tyres in two different tread pattern designs, the asymmetric and the directional. At first I thought that there some kind of mistake as I found this very unusual?. Sure enough when I rang Richard he did know about this and wanted the asymmetric pattern that was recommended for the Porsche models.
Michelin pilot Alpin in two distinct pattern types
When I checked this out with Michelin, they told me that they thought that both Tyre Tread designs had their own successes and achieved the end desired result for both types of tyres. Both designs are made from what Michelin Pilot Tyres call their Helio-compound rubber mixture, compound 3 G, which is a compound that is made from sunflower oil and silica and traditional rubber, to give the tyres more flexible sidewalls and therefore a better gripping tread surface in cold weather, bellow 7c
Indeed the new MICHELIN PILOT ALPIN has two different tread patterns. The reason is that we worked simultaneously in two parallel ways: one is made in collaboration with Porsche, the second one in a more common way. The two solutions have succeeded to achieve the desired result. Both of tread patterns respond perfectly to the “ridge-n-flex” philosophy and use the same elements but in a slightly different way.
We finally received and fitted Richards and off he went to Germany with his new Michelin Pilot Alpine tyres fitted.
Another customer that fitted these tyres said that it was the first time that he had bought a set of winter tyres, but he now feels that he can fully measure the benefits, especially in treacherous weather conditions, they were the difference between getting home, or getting stuck in snow.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Michelin Pilot Alpin Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.