Today's European Import cars are equipped with specially designed, high performance summer or all season tires. Those all season tires and summer tires reduce rolling resistance, and maximize fuel economy. The all season tires perform well in light winter, but they not enough to drive in our Canadian winter. When temperatures fall below 7 Celsius, traction is reduced, therefore winter tires are recommended during Canadian winter condition for better traction and safety.
Much to often winter tires are portrayed as snow tires. The truth is, winter tires are not only designed to perform in snowy condition, but they are intended to provide optional performance in cold weather temperatures as well. Therefore even the absence of snow on the road surface, the winter tires will continue to provide you with performance and safety. However winter tires are very effective in the winter season, under difficult environmental, (mud, snow ice) and at low temperature.
Winter Tire Technology Ahead of Its Time
LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN with IceGuard IG20
The IceGuard IG20 and Geolandar I/T G072 are the culmination of Yokohama's unrelenting commitment to pushing the capabilities of winter tire technology.
Available in a wide range of sizes and fitments, the next step in the evolution of traction on snow and ice. They are available at Techmax.
ICE IS ONE THING. HYDROPLANING IS SOMETHING ELSE.
It's not the ice that presents the most formidable challenge in winter driving. It's that thin film of water that forms on its surface.
Advanced Traction Technologies developed by Yokohama's pioneering engineers help you get a grip in even the worst conditions. When temperatures hover between -21F and 32F a watery film as thin as .01 mm is all it takes to make you lose control. That's why Yokohama puts so much effort into developing the most advanced winter tires available.
ENHANCED WINTER WEATHER PERFORMANCE
Yokohama's highly-absorbent carbon compound is a real breakthrough in winter tire technology. It actually sponges away the water that impedes contact between the tire and icy surfaces. Capillary action in the compound draws away the water, which is then expelled through the rotation of the tire, allowing Yokohama's advanced tread design to go to work. What you need to know to improve fuel efficiency in winter time.
AGGRESSIVE WINTER HANDLING
Resin-Coated Shelled Microbubbles work in concert with Yokohama's new carbon compound. This proprietary technology features semi-rigid voids throughout the contact area that suck up road moisture just like a suction cup. Combined with Yokohama tread designs, the Microbubbles dramatically reduce the threat of slipping, offering exceptional control and handling on ice, slush and snow.
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