Tag: ÖAMTC

Motoring associations test small car, van tyres

Motoring associations test small car, van tyres

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

For their current summer tyre test, the main motoring associations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS) have looked at 32 products in total. Half of these were in the small family car size 185/65 R15 H/V, and the remainder size 215/65 R16C, tyres suited for use on vans, minibuses and campervans.

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All-season test ‘validates’ efforts to deliver high-performing tyres, says Nexen Tire

All-season test ‘validates’ efforts to deliver high-performing tyres, says Nexen Tire

4th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Victory in the all-season tyre test carried out by several European motoring organisations is, says Nexen Tire, proof of the superiority of its N’Blue 4 Season. The Nexen rubber was ranked first in the test of nine 175/65R14 T/H tyres thanks to its good performance in wet and icy conditions.

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Test: European motoring clubs still not enthusiastic about all-season tyres

Test: European motoring clubs still not enthusiastic about all-season tyres

26th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Three motoring clubs in Europe – Germany’s ADAC, the ÖAMTC in Austria and Switzerland’s TCS – have published the results of their joint all-season tyre test. The trio put nine 175/65 R14 82/86 T/H tyres through their paces, with dry testing taking place in the summer, the disciplines in autumn and ice and snow testing during the winter months.

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European motoring clubs publish winter tyre test results

European motoring clubs publish winter tyre test results

24th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Every autumn the largest motoring associations in Germany (ADAC), Austria, (ÖAMTC) and Switzerland (TCS) publish the largely-identical results of their combined winter tyre test. The information presented here is drawn from the ÖAMTC’s reportage and covers the comparative test of 16 size 165/70 R 14T tyres on a VW Polo and 19 size 205/55 R16H tyres on a VW Golf. The results of the two tests show frugality in bestowing the ‘outstanding’ rating – no tyre in either test received this – yet four tyres effectively failed the test with a rating of ‘not recommended’.

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Review confirms objectivity of ADAC tyre tests, but criticisms remain

Review confirms objectivity of ADAC tyre tests, but criticisms remain

9th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Once smeared with a reputation for dishonesty it is hard to be believed, even when telling the truth. This is perhaps a situation German motoring organisation the ADAC is now grappling with. In the wake of recent scandals – vote manipulation in its ‘Gelbe Engel’ car of the year awards and allegations that ADAC bosses used the organisation’s rescue helicopters for business trips, to name just two – concerns have arisen over the impartiality of ADAC tyre tests. Two differing opinions have recently surfaced.

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