It’s a depressing thought, but winter is just around the corner. Tyre manufacturers Firestone are gearing up for the arrival of inclement weather by launching a new winter tyre, the Winterhawk 2.
According to Firestone the new tyre offers improved performance and enhanced safety, as well as improved economy and comfort. The Winterhawk 2 is designed to deliver additional grip on snowy surfaces, while also improving handling in dry and wet conditions.
The company stresses that motorists shouldn’t wait until the snow arrives before changing to winter tyres. They recommend that tyres should be changed as soon as the temperature drops. They suggest that motorists should drive on winter tyres from October to Easter.
The Winterhawk 2 boasts a tread with fixed rolling resistance and numerous sipes and grip edges that give maximum grip in snow and ice. The tyre compound contains a high proportion of silica, which delivers high performance in both snowy and wet conditions.
Tread connectors in the tyre tread optimize stability, and aid braking in dry conditions. They also deliver improved mileage, resulting in greater fuel economy.