More drainage leads to enhanced traction. Therefore, the VanContact™ A/S is equipped with more sipes in the overall pattern, with wide lateral grooves in the shoulder and centre as well as three longitudinal grooves through the circumference of the tyre. The result: impressive grip on wet roads as well as in aquaplaning situations.
When it comes to snowy roads, interlocking with the surface is essential. To ensure the highest level of traction, the rippled structure of the groove sides combined with 'step' grooves in the middle provide impressive grip.
Related to steering and braking under various conditions, a good balance is always crucial. Due to the stiff ribbon structure with block-to-block connections and a stiff circumferential handling rib, the VanContact™ A/S convinces with very good overall handling.
Based on the new robust tread compound and optimised contour, the cost-saving potential goes into two directions: higher mileage due to a lower wear rate and lower fuel consumption as a result of reduced rolling resistance.
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.