The Michelin Energy Saver A/S is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire
models like the Energy Saver A/S are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.
Features & Specs - Michelin Energy Saver A/S
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
This tire grips fairly well on dry pavement, but they lack in the snow as a lot of A/S tires do. My one complaint is I had one fail and almost literally fall apart when just shy of 60,000 miles. I'm on the conservative side in my driving so I was surprised to see that happen. It's the first tire I've had this happen to in all the cars and tires I've bought over the years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
from Paradise, ca
I would buy this product again
I bought these tires thinking I would never have to drive in the mountains during winter conditions..Well guess what happened. I spent the Christmas holidays up in the mountains. We got 2 to 3 inches of snow on Christmas eve and my son drove my RAV-4 v-6 and put though all kinds of tests, emergency braking, up and down icy hills and roads, corners and he could not break the vehicle loose. The RAV-4 rides much better than the OME dessert duelers. The real trick on driving on black ice is to not go faster than road conditions allow..For the next 3 days I was going from black ice to dry pavement many times and the tires were flawless. Now when the outside tread wears down I would not expect these tire to handle like new ones since they are A/S and don't have much siping in the tread..Happy with the purchase
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Bellevue, WA
Would not replace with same.
OEM tires on our 2012 Chrysler Town & Country. Tread wear seems good, as it has plently left, but we've only got 19000 miles on the van. Problem is they have no grip. The van has a V6 and is front wheel drive, so it is going to be easy to spin the tires, but these always spin with little provacation. Makes driving in the Washington state rain particularly difficult. I know that OE tires are often hobbled compared to factory direct, but these are just bad on this vehicle at least.