The Comtrac Winter has a directional tread which, in combination with two large circumferential grooves, ensures excellent water dispersal and prevents aquaplaning. The large number of zigzag sipes in the tread blocks are designed in such a way that the tyre can easily shake off off mud and snow. In addition, this unique tread design with its special compound, provides for a shorter braking distance and improved acceleration in wintry conditions. The sturdy shoulder blocks play a crucial role when cornering, especially with heavier loads, and provide an optimal grip.
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.
Vredestein COMTRAC WINTER tyre review
Average based on 4 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
23.04.2015fromGERRY Great tyres at a great price !
16.11.2013fromjeffrey good on dry conditions, bad in snow and worse in wet connditions
09.07.2012fromTamoshanter Front wear 7,500 Km per mm tread. Rear wear approx 15,000 Km per mm.