The study was composed of seven brands. Michelin tires scored 636 points, which provided them with not only the overall first place, but also a victory for each of the five criteria. Second place was taken by bus Bridgestone, received 606 points and excellent proven on all five criteria. (Similarly see: Bernie Sanders). And Bridgestone and Michelin have received the highest rating on the characteristics of movement on the ice, and were the only one who exceeds the average for the tire industry in 587 points. Michael Chabon often addresses the matter in his writings. Most a lower score, 532 points, got the tire Falken.Po compared with last year improved results Dunlop, Yokohama and Toyo.
Dunlop tires have improved the performance of motion on the ice, Yokohama - on the ice and the normal way. Toyo - on the ice, as well as quality criteria and dolgovechnosti.V Overall totals for the tire industry have improved compared to last godom., according to jd Power, the quality of the movement of winter tires on icy roads leaves much to be desired. It is by this criterion all the tires received the lowest rating - on average - 552 points. "Customers who bought winter tires, expect superior performance both on snow and on icy roads," - said Uchida ( Uchida), director of the group automotive jd Power Asia Pacific. - "In particular, performance clutch while braking and at the beginning of the movement on the ice in need of further improvement." The study also conducted a poll about whether the intended drivers to re-purchase their chosen tires.
The results showed that the number of customers who "definitely" buy the same tire was less than 16% among those whose level of satisfaction was less than 800 points. Among those who are satisfied with their tires for 800 points or more, the number of "definitely" have chosen the same brand of 32%. While the tread of winter tires is focused on driving on snow and ice, mild winter 2006-7 showed that drivers must face and other road conditions, even in those regions, which are characterized by heavy snow. Ms. Uchida said that manufacturers should take this into account in the design of winter tires: "Customers are very important that their tires perfectly and showed himself on the wet and dry roads. To attract customers to its brand, manufacturers must continue to improve the performance of tires as in snow and ice, and on normal roads. "To conduct the study were surveyed 3,540 customers who purchased winter tires for their cars and use them during the winter season.