Michelin Launch new All Season Tyre
Whilst some European countries enforce strict laws which state that you must always have tyres appropriate to the season, no such law exists in the UK and the vast majority of motorists drive with the same type of tyres all year around and whilst that may be fine during the Spring and Summer months, many drivers really struggle during the colder times of year and driving with inappropriate tyres is the source of a great number of accidents each year.
Michelin may be about to change all this with the announcement of the first "Summer tyre" to also gain official certification for Winter use. The new CrossClimate solves a historic problem where Winter tyres perform poorly on roads which are hot during the Summer and Summer tyres lack the ability to grip the surface of the road in icy or snowy conditions. The secret to this lies in a new tread pattern and compound which allow the tyre to perform equally well in both environments.
This is great news for a place like the UK where you never know what the weather is going to do from one minute to the next and it will also hopefully help to cut down on the number of accidents on our roads each year.
You can find out more information about the new tyres on Michelins CrossClimate page