Michelin Premier A/S Review


Michelin PREMIER AS Full - 660x550
Grand Touring

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185/65R15
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205/60R15
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The Good
  • Retains a high level of performance even as it wears
  • Sterling grip you can count on even in the wettest weather
  • Great handling and feedback with superior stopping power
  • Super smooth and quiet ride
  • Strong dry traction with precise cornering
The Bad
  • Doesn’t perform as well as a designated winter tire in heavy snow and extremely cold temperatures
Dry Performance91
Wet Performance94
Winter Performance82
Comfort90
Treadwear86
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Are you looking for a set of all-season tires to replace the existing set of rubber you have on your coupe, sedan or minivan?

All-Season tires are designed to deliver a balanced mixture of ride comfort, good traction and handling,long tread wear and all-season capability. The Michelin Premier A/S is one of the best all-season tires on the market and easily enhances Michelin’s already stellar reputation in the tire industry. It offers a terrific blend of comfort,traction and confident handling in all four seasons.

Doesn’t lose performance as it wears

The Michelin Premier A/S is a tire that refuses to give up grip as it wears. It uses a silica and sunflower oil compound that’s molded into a symmetric tread design featuring a continuous center rib flanked by notched intermediate ribs and linked shoulder blocks. Silica is a key component in wet performance traction, while sunflower oil allows for better flexibility of the rubber at lower temperatures. So the Premier A/S is ready to adapt to any weather conditions.

This tire excels in rainy weather with wet traction that’s truly impressive

The Michelin Premier A/S slashes through standing water and resists hydroplaning with all its might. The revolutionary tread pattern changes as it wears to ensure great performance on wet and dry roads throughout the entire life of the tire. So even at the end of their tread life, traction remains as effective as when they were new.

As the rain grooves lose depth in most tires, wet traction is lost because less water is channeled away from the tire and the road surface.

Michelin Premier AS Tread

To fix this,Michelin Evergrip Technology adds Expanding Rain Grooves around the tire’s circumference and Emerging Grooves across the shoulders. So as the tire wears the rain grooves expand to give it the ability to remove water and continue to provide consistent wet traction over the course of the tire’s life-cycle.

For strength and durability, Michelin used twin steel belts with a polyester cord body to reinforce the internal structure of the Premier A/S. With precise cornering, superior stopping power, and great handling and feedback, the Michelin Premier A/S is a treat to drive out on the road.

To further enhance traction on snow, Michelin needed to make the tread more adaptable to extreme cold temperatures.

While the Michelin Premier A/S isn’t designed for use in heavy winter weather, the tread blocks and generous siping provide decent traction in light to moderate winter conditions. Due to the large amounts of sunflower oil used in the tread rubber, the rubber compound is flexible and softer than usual at lower temperatures which helps grip snow and slush in cold conditions.

However, if you live in an area with heavy snow falls and extremely cold temperatures, you’re better off investing in a set of designated winter tires, as the Michelin Premier A/S doesn’t inspire high levels of confidence in these conditions, especially on icy road surfaces.

The Michelin Premier A/S delivers a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride with exceptional year-round traction and safety no matter how unpredictable the weather. They’re an excellent replacement for your existing tires if you live in a colder climate that’s prone to heavy rainfall.

At a starting price of around $156, the Michelin Premier A/S is backed with a 60,000 mile tread warranty and is available in sizes ranging from 15 to 16 inches.

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Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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