Designed for MPVs, minibuses and light trucks, the Van-Life carries a great deal of responsibility. And since these vehicles are often driven by people who primarily use a car, the similarity in performance to that of driving a car is a particularly important benefit. Moreover the tire's outstanding grip in bends, its optimum steering response and efficient water dispersion to combat the risk of aquaplaning are all characteristics which can be of vital importance. With a long service life thanks to the wide, flat belt contour, combined with even wear, this tire is a little economic miracle.
The Semperit quality, provides maximum safety, even under tough conditions. High aquaplaning safety. Fits perfectly for example to Mercedes Sprinter, Fiat Ducato, Opel Movano. Wide, flat belt contour. Lateral grooves that reach well into the centre of the tread, plus wide circumferential channels. Sturdy shoulder lugs and solid central ribs. Numerous lug edges.
High aquaplaning safety. Wide grooves allow high water absorption and improved drainage from the tread pattern. Effect: Improved protection against aquaplaning.
Safe braking performance even at high loads. Wide profile bands for improved road contact and increased power from the profile on the street. Effect: Shorter braking distances even at higher loads.
Good steering response and cornering stability. Optimised, wedge-shaped arrangement of the profile blocks and profile strips guarantee directional stability, driving stability and good braking performance in all driving situations. Effect: Safe driving on straight and narrow winding road.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
VAN-LIFE tyre review
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15.05.2009 from Roger excellent price, rated for the job, a fine tyre