By Denna Bowman
Bridgestone is responding to volatile UK weather conditions by urging motorists to opt for its all-weather tyres.
According to the tyres manufacturer: “Fluctuating UK weather conditions can produce up to four seasons of weather within one day, as charted by the MET Office this year.
“Erratic and unpredictable weather patterns can disrupt motorists’ daily commutes and long-distance travel planning and as a result it is crucial for drivers to use tyres that are able to withstand whatever the skies bring.”
Bridgestone claims that its A001 All-Weather Tyre offers drivers comfort knowing their tyres can handle any inclement weather patterns seen throughout the year.
Andy Dingley, communications manager at Bridgestone UK, said: “Bridgestone’s A001 tyres represent our continued efforts to recognise driving complications brought on by varying weather patterns in the UK.
“Our versatile All-Weather tyres cater to the needs of our UK drivers who want to feel safe and secure when on the open road, whatever the weather brings.”
According to Bridgestone, the A001 All-Weather Silica compound allows for confident handling year round, while maintaining long tyre life and dry performance.
In wet weather, specially-designed lens-shaped blocks help lessen turbulence and evacuate water to reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
Icy or slippery roads pose minimal problem for the A001 with its high-density siping pattern which provides ample edge effect for safe handling and breaking on winding roads and motorways.
The tread pattern has been adjusted for low noise and maximum road contact to increase control for a safer journey when travelling on surfaces that may be dangerous.