Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

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New Michelin Sunflower Oil Tires Stop Quicker

Beginning July 1 Michelin will offer its new MICHELIN® PRIMACY™ MXM4® all season tires with a 55,000 mile warranty in 13 sizes with rim diameters ranging from 16- to 19-inches. The tires are made with the oil from specific types of sunflowers that Michelin claims increases traction at low temperatures for braking and handling in wet conditions and has better overall performance in the snow. The proof is in the testing. The tires stopped 23 feet sooner than a set of Continental ContiProContact tires. The new Michelins are expected to replace the Michelin Pilot® MXM4® tires that were oem on many Mercedes, Infinitis and Buicks. On a wet test track the Continentals caused the vehicle to fishtail - the new Michelin's stick like glue. Here, watch the test -

[Source: AskPatty.com]