By Denna Bowman
The unpredictable and fast-changing weather during the past few weeks has prompted Bridgestone to extol the virtues of all-weather tyres.
The vastly contrasting conditions have left motorists struggling with weather ranging from heavy rain, sun, even hail and snow during the same journey.
According to Bridgestone, these fast changing weather conditions often mean that conventional tyres may not provide adequate safety on the road.
However, the Japanese tyre manufacturer believes its Bridgestone A001 Weather Control is a premium all-weather tyre that ensures superior protection for all driving conditions.
According to Brigestone they “can stay on a vehicle all year round and are able to deal with all of the wet and wintry weather seen during the spring and are equally adept in the run of hot dry conditions forecast for the upcoming weeks”.
In winter, the tread pattern’s high-density siping has plenty of edge effect for controlled handling and braking on cold, frozen and snowy roads.
Additionally, a special silica compound provides strong grip in wet and wintry conditions, regardless of the temperature, which makes it ideal for UK weather conditions according to Bridgestone.
Andy Dingley, Communications Manager at Bridgestone, explained: “The Bridgestone A001 Weather Control has been developed specifically for European regions and is ideal for moderate climates and the wet, light winters that we tend to get in the UK.
“The new A001 Weather Control is designed to give drivers a confident, safe, year round driving experience in these types of climates.”
He added: “The A001 offers the ideal all round performance which provides motorists with peace of mind in all conditions and also reduces the need to spend money on winter specific tyres when the weather gets colder at a time when people’s funds are tight.”