My family and I travel quite a bit, actually we travel all the time. We’re always in the car going to some new destination or revisiting old favorites. Also, throw in visits with grandparents, who all live in different cities and the rest of our extended family… that adds up to quite a lot of miles in the car. I do my best to keep the car in great working condition, doing all the things I can to keep my family safe when we’re on the road. One of the biggest things you can do is buy good tires. I don’t like to skimp on cheap tires and I always have them rotated.
Michelin, the people who are responsible for safer seat belts, anti-lock brakes and air bags, comes a new breed of tire. The Michelin Premier A/S Tire with Evergrip. These tires have a revolutionary design that help prolong your wet traction even when the tire starts to get worn. There are 3 things involved with this new technology:
- High Traction Rubber Compound: MICHELIN Premier A/S with EverGrip features a proprietary rubber compound with a mixture of silica and sunflower oil. The silica provides a bonding strength to keep the treads on the road for high traction in wet conditions. The sunflower oil helps the tire grip on wet roads at lower temperatures.
- Expanding Rain Grooves: With most tires, the rain grooves lose depth and the amount of water they can funnel away from the tire is less and less. The MICHELIN Premier A/S with EverGrip has rain grooves all around the circumference of the tire with a special geometric shape that gets wider as the tread wears.
- Emerging Grooves: There are another set of grooves that are hidden along the tire’s shoulder and then show up as the tire becomes worn down. More than 150 hidden grooves emerge to provide help in directing water away and maintaining wet traction mile after mile.
I know the next time I buy tires, I’m going to buy the best and ask for Michelin Premier A/S Tires with Evergrip. My family deserves it.
I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.