On the new ContiWinterContactTM TS 810, enhanced edge characteristics on the middle and inside of the tyre significantly improve the grip on snow.
In addition, the sipes of the asymmetrical tread pattern, are 20% thicker on the inside of the tyre. These sipes take on much more snow and increase the traction due to greater snow-snow friction.
Innovative sipe spacers prevent the sipes from closing when in contact with the surface, making it possible to increase the amount of snow taken on by the sipes by roughly 20%, thus significantly improving traction and cornering stability on snow
With a new type of wet polymer, the ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 performs better in the wet without compromising its performance in snow compared to its predecessor. Ultra-active carbon black in the tyre compound noticeably enhances the driving stability. Tyre life and long-term flexibility of the tread can be increased by reactive plasticizers in the tyre compound.
The customized tread concept ensures the good wet-grip performance of the ContiWinterContactTM TS 810. To reduce the risk of aquaplaning, the number of circumferential grooves that absorb water during rainy weather has been adapted to the tyre width. The ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 has three grooves, or on widths of 225 mm and larger, four grooves.
Throughout the tread on the tyre there are several tread wear indicators that show the remaining tread depth. If the tread has worn down to 4 mm, thus reaching the limit for winter usage, the TWI is even with the tread surface, clearly indicating the wear on the tyre.
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.