Maxxis Offering Solutions for Another Icy Winter
We have no way of knowing what kind of weather winter has in store for us, yet should we again experience prolonged snow and ice conditions, Maxxis brings reassuring news – the tyre maker reports that its winter range has proved its reliability throughout Europe where, in many countries, motorists are required by law to switch to cold weather tyres at a specified time. Available in a raft of popular sizes, Maxxis says its winter tyres are “engineered to cope with extreme temperatures and slippery surfaces and feature an advanced, specially formulated soft tread compound which disperses water and snow to deliver improved grip.”
Thanks to a unidirectional zigzag design in the shoulder area and high density S-type sipes, the Maxxis MA-PW Presa Snow delivers outstanding grip and traction on snow plus superb wet and straight-line stability, says Maxxis. Additional deep V-grooves expel water more efficiently to improve wet weather handling and the low-noise tread pattern pitch sequence is purpose designed to ensure an ultra-quiet ride.
The high performance MA-W1 Wintermaxx is intended to combines outstanding traction with a quiet ride. The unidirectional zigzag tread design, multiple grooves and optimised contact footprint are there to disperse water and remove snow, enhancing the tyre’s overall performance on wet roads, especially braking.
The MA-W2 Wintermaxx radial has a symmetrical zigzag tread that Maxxis says enhances traction, especially in snow, and is designed as an ideal solution for vans that are out and about in the most severe winter conditions. Multiple biting edges and the random pitch arrangement deliver real stability in icy conditions and improve the tyre’s braking, water dispersal and snow removal capabilities without sacrificing dry weather performance.
The MA-SPW Presa Wintermaxx is a high performance, studdable winter tyre. The zigzag multi-pitched tread blocks are intended to ensure excellent traction in snowy conditions, while optimal placement of stud pins improves handling and braking performance on icy roads. High density S-type tread siping ensures superior water dispersal and the random pitch arrangement delivers a quiet, comfortable ride.
The MA-SW Victra Snow is a snow terrain tyre developed specifically for the 4×4 market. Wider tread grooves that extend into the shoulder area are designed to dramatically improve road contact and give this unidirectional tyre better overall performance. Meanwhile, adds Maxxis, the zigzag tread block arrangement and high-density lateral sipes not only ensure outstanding grip and traction on snowy terrain, but also maximise steering stability.
Maxxis winter tyres have been developed using Virtual Intelligent Prototyping (VIP) technology and come with the Maxxis Lifetime Guarantee, under which Maxxis will replace any tyre which demonstrates a defect due to the manufacturing process or materials used or which shows irreparable damage resulting from normal road use. The range is available exclusively in the UK through independent wholesaler Grouptyre.