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Continental, General Tires Top Tire Rack Testing

The ContiCrossContact UHP from Continental Tire North America (CTNA) is ranked No. 1, and the General Tire Grabber UHP is a close second, in an online consumer satisfaction survey of street/sport truck summer tires conducted by The Tire Rack.

“We are extremely pleased and gratified that consumers have put our tires in the top two spots in this Tire Rack survey,” said Andreas Gerstenberger, CTNA’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “Both Continental and General Tire brand tires are engineered to the highest standards of performance, handling and comfort, and these results tell us that consumers understand and demand those features in their tires.”

The ContiCrossContact UHP received “superior” performance ratings for wet and dry traction, cornering stability, steering response, and ride and noise comfort. Featuring an asymmetric tread for enhanced braking and reduced hydroplaning, its bionic contour reduces braking distances and improves cornering stability. The tread compound is equipped with advanced silica technology for lower rolling resistance and enhanced wet and dry grip, and the tire also offers a rib protector to help shield expensive rims from curb damage, according to CTNA.

The General Tire Grabber UHP earned “superior” ratings for hydroplaning resistance, wet and dry traction, cornering stability, steering response and whether consumers said they would purchase it again. Its strong performance comes from an aggressive V-shaped directional tread pattern featuring center-to-shoulder grooves, coupled with a silica tread compound for superb control on wet roads. A new flat-belt contour, engineered with shallow slots and increased pattern depth at the shoulders, ensures long, even treadwear; and General’s exclusive advanced sound technology and continuously varying groove angles keep road noise to a minimum, the company said. (Tire Review/Akron)

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