SUV Winter Tyres are a must for SUV cars
When you been in the tyre trade as long as I have, we get offered opportunities to help test new tyres from the different tyre manufacturers. You may wonder what this has to do with SUV winter tyres, but a couple of years ago I was offered a chance to test drive some SUV vehicle with Vredestein SUV Winter Tyres fitted, to prove how different this type of car performed on winter tyres.
The cars included many different models including the new Range Rover the new Porsche Cayenne and the BMW MX and Mercedes ML models. We were all flown to Austria and headed for the mountains.
Fear in my eyes
All the cars were fitted with the excellent Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme tyres which were designed by the great car designer Giugiari. Then cars were driven by professional test drivers and boy didnt I know it. I was in the passenger seat and another couple of guys were in the back.
We climbed upwards until we reached the snow line. The drivers then let loose, they were that confident with the snow tyres fitted that they drove these SUVs like mad men. We were driven on ice and snow through forested areas and up and down steep ravines at high speed . I had never been as frightened in my life, my eyes were popping out with fear. I was ever so glad when the tyre tests were finished, but it proved to how good these cars were with SUV Winter Tyres fitted.
Most of these cars come fitted with summer tyres when new so it is well worth investing in a set of SUV Winter Tyres to give you full driver confidence when the winter weather comes along, as many drivers of these vehicles found to their cost when they got stuck in snow and ice in the last few winters.
Apollo winter tyres make excellent SUV tyres.
One of the top tyre manufacturers to make excellent SUV Winter Tyres for the SUVs are Apollo. They are world renowned at making great tyres for winter. The tyres are now made at the famous Vredestein winter tyre factory in Holland.
“The Wintrac Nextreme has been developed for drivers of stylish cars with powerful engines who want to be able to drive at relatively high speeds, even when temperatures are low. It is a modern SUV Winter Tyres with great steering precision, low noise production and low rolling resistance. The Wintrac Nextreme has been designed in close collaboration with Giugiaro Design. The innovative tread design, in which the tread is integrated into the sidewall design, gives the tyre a unique look. In addition, the tyre guarantees excellent performance even in the most extreme situations. The Wintrac Nextreme already complies with the European regulations for wet grip and noise, which will come into force in 2012”… http://www.vredesteinwintertyres.co.uk/