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Tires & Wheels (February 01, 2009)

Goodyear has come out with a new winter retread for the Canadian market. The Precure G558 retread is designed for winter conditions, the company says, with patented TredLock technology with interlocki...


Goodyear has come out with a new winter retread for the Canadian market. The Precure G558 retread is designed for winter conditions, the company says, with patented TredLock technology with interlocking microgrooves that provide biting edges for improved friction. It’s an open-shoulder tread design, also offering improved traction, and also features an optimized winter compound, according to Goodyear. For more information, ask your Canadian Goodyear retread rep.

Michelin has introduced an Antisplash version of the fuel-efficient XZA3 truck tire, which reduces the splash trajectory by more than half when rolling through standing water, the company claims. Michelin says the Antisplash technology will improve highway safety in wet conditions. Michelin’s Antisplash tires have a patented deflector on both sides of the sidewall, which lower the trajectory of spray. Ideally, it will improve visibility for motorists in passenger vehicles driving alongside trucks or approaching them from the opposite direction. Michelin’s Antisplash technology was first introduced in November, 2006 on the XZA2 tire. For details, ask your Michelin dealer.

RealWheels Corp. has come out with an aerodynamic truck wheel cover it claims will cut wind resistance and reduce fuel costs. The stainless steel wheel covers are maintenance-free, according to the company, and were initially marketed for their visual appeal. However, the company said the Aerostyle Covers are also proving to deliver fuel savings. For info, contact www.realwheels.com.


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