If you are looking for cheap all-season tyres driving a compact car, have a look at the Star Performer SPTS. It provides good handling characteristics in all weather conditions - this is also the opinion of customers who rated the SPTS on Tyretest.com average with mark 2. The ADAC has examined the tyres carefully in 2014 attesting them a uniform wear and low fuel consumption.
The Star Performer SPTS is therefore the ideal tyre for cost-conscious drivers who do not want to compromise on safety. High performance tyres with innovative High Performance technology. The tyre is marked with M+S and a snowflake. Even though it is not marked as 'All-Season', the manufacturer considers it suitable for any season. Excellent price/quality ratio.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
SPTS tyre review
Average based on 747 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
20.09.2012fromDouglas Waller Not actually tested in snow. Only drawback seems to be very high levels of road noise from these tyres -- very noticable in a highly soundproofed car.
29.06.2012fromAndrius Stadalninkas FOR THE PRICE YOU GET MORE THAN YOU CAN EXPECT, I HAVENT SPIN OFF THE ROAD OR GOT STUCK IN EXTREAM CONDITIONS WHEN OTHERS DID.
21.06.2012fromMitchell Already changed them!
24.11.2010fromadam i order all season tyres and i get winter and it hapend the secand time so i am not happy