Featured User Review: Uniroyal Touring Trak A/S Tires

Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 AM
Posted by: Derek

Uniroyal Touring Trak A/S tire

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Featured Review: Uniroyal Touring Trak A/S tires installed on 1996 Lexus ES300

by Josh

Review Date: Feb 25, 2011
Overall Rating:
5 of 5
Value Rating
5 of 5
Used product for:
3 months to a year

I bought this car,and the previous owner put this on the car. I live in a very high amount of snow area and I have tested these tire very well,while people doing 30-40mph in a snow storm,I have passed them doing 55mph plus,with NO part of me being scared of whipping out,these tires performed AWESOME!!!! With the grip,they will have to be replaced by the next winter of 2011,but I will %100 put these tires “NEW” back on this car,and at high speeds they handle awesome!!,very quiet, no noise,very very very impressed with these tires,

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CarReview's Tire Shopping Guide – Don't ignore the most important thing between you and the road!

Thursday March 4th, 2010 at 10:33 AM
Posted by: ggaillard

flat tire -- calling for a tow truckBy Greg Gaillard

Tires are basically four patches of rubber between you and the road. Often ignored or neglected, those four contact points are ultra-critical to the safety and performance of your car. If you think about it, tires are crucial to keeping you ON the road and avoiding potential hazards. The condition and quality of your tires affect the ride quality, fuel economy efficiency, the amount of traction, and the braking distance. We might go so far as to say that a good tire choice can be the single best upgrade for improving the performance of your favorite ride, whether it be your daily commuter, family urban SUV, or your garage queen. Wouldn’t you want the best when thinking about safety, performance, and fuel economy for something you rely upon almost daily?

Over the past 20 years advances in tire technology have dramatically improved the modern driving experience. The latest tires enable vehicles to deliver a smoother ride, sharper handling and better mileage than their predecessors. As important, today’s tires deliver these improvements with extended service life and improved safety.

Since today’s tires are so refined and have effectively become an integral part of a car’s suspension, choosing the right replacement tire is more complex than it used to be. Add to this increased importance choices of style, specialized performance and cost and the process can feel overwhelming. Most people just want to quickly pick up new set of tires at a fair price. That is certainly possible, but a little extra homework can go a long way in making an efficient, informed choice.This overview offers some general guidelines to consider when shopping for new tires and will provide basic insight into reading the Rosetta Stone of tire sidewall markings.

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Yokohama introduces first eco-friendly race tire.

Monday January 25th, 2010 at 9:11 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

Yokohama ADVAN ENV-R1 tire
Nano-Power rubber uses orange peels to go fast

Normally racing and the environment are not mutually exclusive terms, but Yokohama wishes to change that with a line of eco-friendly line of tires for the SCORE, SNORE and the American Le Mans Series. Much like the Yokohama dB Super E-spec tires that we covered in the past, these new tires also use orange oil to reduce the amount of petroleum used to make a tire.

According to Japanese tire maker, the ADVAN ENV-R1 reduces petroleum use by 10 percent and is easier to recycle. Yokohama also claims the ENV-R1 is the first environmentally-friendly tire to ever be used in a racing series.

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Yokohama's Eco-Friendly Tire Passes Tire Rack Test With Flying Colors

Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 at 12:1111 PM
Posted by: Derek

Yokohama MINI Cooper SNow that hybrids and fuel-efficient cars are in vogue with the public eye, the shift towards reducing our carbon footprint is gaining momentum with the carmakers and the associated industries. Yokohama has made great strides in this green direction by producing an orange-oil infused tire that replaces 80 percent of its content with non-petroleum based products, has significantly lower rolling resistance, and has a new technology tire liner that holds air much better than the old-fashioned butyl tire liners without sacrificing performance. Read our article explaining the virtues of the dB Super E-Spec tire HERE.

If you desire more concrete evidence, Tire Rack published the results of their low-rolling resistance tire test that used a Toyota Prius as their test vehicle and subjected the new generation of low-resistance tires to a battery of tests (braking, cornering, mpg performance, etc.). Yokohama’s formal press release and link to the Tire Rack test follows after the jump.

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Yokohama dB Super E-spec Tire Review

Saturday September 12th, 2009 at 5:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

Yokohama dB Super E-spec Tire

Orange oil-infused tires are the new green for saving the environment

Yokohama has introduced a new tire model that replaces 80% of the petroleum based products that used to make up a tire’s composition with non-petroleum based products. The new dB Super E-spec passenger tire uses Yokohama’s Super Nano-Power Rubber compound and Advanced Inner Liner to create a tire that is 80% petroleum free, performs better than conventional tires made of vulcanized rubber, and has ultra-low rolling resistance.

The new Yokohama orange oil-infused tire is their first product designed specifically for hybrid automobiles. Introduced in Japan in 2007, the dB super E-spec reconciles the conflict between low rolling resistance – key to delivering improved fuel economy – and superior grip in both wet and dry conditions while offering the quiet, comfortable ride that compliments the silent driving characteristics of hybrids. This translates directly into improved fuel economy as rolling resistance can account for up to 20 per cent of the friction that a vehicle must overcome when moving.

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