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Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4: 275/35 R20 102W tyre specifications, review and features

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Not many Michelin Pilot Alpin PA 4 customers here in Halifax UK

Tyre retailers in Leeds and York. of course,  do get a larger share of the BMW’s and Porsche’s as we do in Halifax. With this in mind, we do see some of these famous marques in our area. Of course, we have also fitted a few Michelin Pilot Alpin tyres to these types of 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 with me, especially about their tyres. The people with these types of luxury cars are usually very knowledgeable about their cars, so they like to chat.

One particular guy owns a business that supplies wall insulation and also installs it in buildings.

His business is doing very well. Consequently, he likes fast, sporty cars. So, his latest car is a Porsche. Fortunately for us, he came to us for a set of winter tyres . So, to fit his Porsche car,. For this reason, he was visiting friends in Germany, and he normally drives in his Range Rover in the 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 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, so we had a ring-round.

To my surprise, I found out that Michelin makes these tyres in two different tread pattern designs: asymmetric and directional. At first, I thought that there was some kind of mistake, as I found this very unusual?. Sure enough, when I called 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. Achieving, the end desired result for both types of tyres. Both tyre designs are subsequently, made from what Michelin Pilot PA4 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. Giving the tyres more flexible sidewalls. Therefore a better gripping tread surface in cold weather. Especially at temperatures 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 who 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. Winters are  the difference between getting home safely and getting stuck in snow.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-Centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.