5-Rib All-Terrain Design: The modern all-terrain design is engineered to provide outstanding performance in both on-road and off-road driving applications. The A/T3 tread pattern exploits a combination of features specically suited to provide solid all-terrain performance, superior all-season traction, excellent stability, confident handling and reliable tread wear.
Broken Centre Rib: The broken centre rib improves soft surface traction without sacrificing handling. Dual Draft Tread Element Walls: The dual draft angles on the tread element walls aid in reducing stone retention, stone drilling and assist in cut and chip resistance. Lateral Groove Protectors: Serrated steps in the lateral grooves of the intermediate tread rib reduce the chance of stone retention and stone drilling.
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.
Cooper DISCOVERER AT3 tyre review
Average based on 33 test results
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26.02.2016fromJeff Templeton The best tire I have ever purchased by far. I feel safe in any weather condition any time on any type of road.
06.02.2016fromDwight L Perkins Sr I purchased these tires to replace on my plow truck. Price was great, tires arrived within the time frame stated, they handle great on dry, wet or snow covered pavements and roadways. A bit noisier than most tires on pavement, but they do the job they were purchased for. These tires get thru snow without the use of 4wd, except when plowing , of course I engage then. Will definitely, if needed, buy these again and encourage others to do the same. Great tires...
10.12.2015fromBiggdummy Good all around tire.
20.11.2015fromDavid These are by far the best tires I've ever owned. I'm off road about as much as on road. Almost no road noise. Handled 1.5 ton of gravel with little squat.