Nov 29

Winter Tires Now Eligible for New Ice Rating Certification

… The new ice-grip symbol on winter tires separates what delivers excellent traction for acceleration in snow from what’s also good at slowing down on ice. We asked Tire Rack testing manager TJ Campbell for the skinny on the new rating, and he told us: “The tire industry recognized the need for an identifier that would help distinguish dedicated winter tires from the proliferation of three-peak mountain snowflake branded all-season tires.”

The new rating, approved by the technical committee at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), means winter tires now have an internationally agreed-upon test for traction on icy surfaces concerning braking. For the nerds, …

Source: Car and Driver

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