The 3 functions of tire are : Carry, guide, transmit.
Around 200 components go into the manufacture of a tire.
It is advised to verify tires pressure when the tire is cold.
1 full tank of fuel out of 5 is consumed for passenger car tires: this is rolling resistance.
Fitting 2 new rear tires improves the stability of the vehicle on bends and particularly on wet roads.
For tires, winter begins at 7°C.
The addition of silica to the rubber compound increases grip on wet surfaces and reduces fuel consumption.
The contact patch of a passenger car tire is the size of a hand.
The minimum legal passenger car tread depth is 1.6mm. Wear indicators showing a small Michelin Man are on the tires to help you to check your tire wear.
It is during its use that the tire's impact on the environment is the greatest (92.6%).
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