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Review of silent summer and winter car tires

Noise level is one of the many characteristics of a tire. Does not affect the level of grip with the road surface, control reliability, braking distance and driving safety. Affects the comfort of the driver and passengers in the vehicle, the general noise level, the presence / absence of extraneous annoying sounds in the cabin. For more references, check out: Yokohama Avid Ascend GT Review

Despite the seemingly insignificant characteristics, tires with an annoying rumble and strong "rustle" of the tread are able to unbalance even the most calm person. Turn a trip without the included multimedia system into a real nightmare. Therefore, learn to recognize tires that are prone to noise and to identify tires with good acoustic comfort characteristics.

What affects the noise level of tires?

1. Features of the tread (softness, width, pattern structure)

The softer tread contributes to a quiet ride, but wears out faster with aggressive driving style. Width is the second important indicator. Tires with a wider tread are distinguished by increased noise, but improved traction characteristics. And the structure of the tread pattern affects the acoustic comfort.

2. Design of studs and sipes (for studded and friction tires).

Summer tires offer better acoustic comfort than car winter tires. Recently, however, tire manufacturers have been actively introducing noise suppression technologies in winter tires, especially in spikes.

To simplify the choice of tires in terms of noise, a special classification has been developed. Divides tires into 3 categories. During the test, the characteristic is measured in decibels. Belongs the model of tires to a particular class. The result is applied to the sidewall in the form of a graphic designation.


1 wave - the quietest;
2 waves - average noise level;
3 waves - with low acoustic comfort (6 dB louder compared to tires with “one wave” applied).

The best summer tires with low noise a

Low-noise eco-class tires, the development of which paid maximum attention to the indicator of mileage and to reduce the level of rolling resistance for the sake of fuel efficiency.

These Michelin tires are an improved version of the Energy Saver model. Compared to its predecessor, the contact spot area has increased by 10%. This has a beneficial effect on grip on dry and wet roads.

Another significant advantage of car tires is the rubber compound with special fixing components to strengthen molecular bonds. They provide a long service life for the tire.

Michelin has not used any special proprietary noise reduction technologies as such. However, Energy Saver + turned out to be softer than its predecessor, which had a beneficial effect on this characteristic.

In doing so, keep in mind one important detail. Energy Saver + does not behave well on bumpy roads with lots of pits and temporary patches. They become hard, uncomfortable. They are able to show themselves in all their glory only on high quality asphalt pavements.

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