Well, it’s that time of year when consumers residing in wintery weather states need to begin thinking about what type of tires they will outfit their vehicles with. After all, front-wheel and all-wheel drive cars and trucks could be rendered useless if situational rubber is not mounted on those rims. Well, this is an area where The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company operates best. Rounding out its broad offering of dedicated winter tires, the tire manufacturer has announced the all-new Ultra Grip Winter, a tire that will soon be available for ordering for the 2012-2013 winter season.
It’s happened time after time where a motorist was assured enough to take their AWD vehicle out in the snow with bolding or summer tires and never made it back. Well, that’s because they were towed to the nearest dealer. A tire is the final contact patch between the road and the car and should be a daily top priority. Well, the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter is a true winter tire that offers confident traction in increment weather, with a focus on snow traction. The full line will include 36 sizes for passenger vehicles, ranging from 14” to 19” wheel diameters. The new tire includes many features to help make it a great choice for winter driving. Here are a few reasons for your consideration.
- Directional tread pattern – for enhanced winter traction in snow.
- Multiple biting edges – to help provide confident grip on ice and snow-covered roads.
- Wide tread grooves – to help push snow and slush away for enhanced winter traction.
- Strong shoulder blocks – to promote even tread wear.
- Outfitted for optional metal studs – for confidence in tough winter driving conditions.
Of course Goodyear’s winter tire lineup is updated with this new tire and is marked with the Severe Snow Conditions symbol, a marking that tells consumers that a tire meets a snow traction standard recognized by the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) and RAC (Rubber Association of Canada).
In addition to the new Ultra Grip Winter, Goodyear also offers the Ultra Grip Ice WRT (for cars/minivans, CUVs, SUVs and light trucks) and Ultra Grip Performance 2. Winter temperatures often bring ever changing road conditions, which can leave motorists stranded and unable to safely navigate the roadways. Goodyear’s Ultra Grip family of winter tires delivers enhanced traction in changing winter conditions.
So think smart and begin researching what Ultra Grip series you will pair your pride and joy with!