The anatomy of an ultra high performance tire
Photo Caption: The anatomy of an ultra high performance tire.
(NC)—If you think ultra high performance (UHP) tires are only for sports cars, think again.
“Years of research go into developing ultra high performance tires, which feature advanced technology for optimum performance and handling,” states tire expert Bill Hume, vice president of Hankook Tire Canada. “UHP tires are designed for excellent wet and dry control so that drivers get the best from their vehicle, whatever that vehicle may be.”
Built for speed and durability:
UHP tires boast superior handling; a difference felt most at higher speeds. You may think a tire designed for high speed driving is not one to consider; however, tires with high-speed ratings have an improved ability to dissipate heat while in motion, leading to increased durability and longer tire life.
It's all in the tread:
UHP tires utilize wide tread patterns, giving your vehicle greater contact pressure with the ground for increased stability and steering response. Models such as the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo have linear grooves, which direct water away from the tire for added control on wet roads, while a solid centre in the tread ensures efficient braking.
Remember the seasons:
When choosing UHP tires, be sure to consider both summer and all-season models depending on your daily drive. Summer UHP tires offer superior grip on dry and wet surfaces, but provide a shorter tread life, while all-season models compromise a small degree of surface grip for light winter weather performance.
For more information, visit www.hankooktire.ca or speak with your local tire retailer.
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