Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[V] tire

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Summary: V speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[V]

The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[V] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Pilot Exalto A/S[V] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
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 Pilot Exalto A/S[V]
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info UTQG treadwear 400
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[V]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Rubber cracking/checking
Dry grip
Tread life
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cracking Rubber
Dry rot
Best Uses
Bought these tires a three years ago (01/11/11) as a replacement for OEM Dunlop tires on an '08 Honda Fit Sport. I wanted a decent all-weather tire for occasional driving in snow - the Dunlops were lousy in snow. I like these Michelins except for one troubling thing - the rubber is showing fairly severe weather-checking/cracks in both the sidewalls and treads. The tires were manuf. in 2010, so it's not as if they had been sitting for years somewhere in a warehouse before I purchased them. The last time I recall seeing/owning weather-checked tires was back in the mid 60's when I bought a '53 Chevy that still had original tires on it. I don't expect to see checking on modern day tires - especially not on Michelins! I won't buy another Michelin until I have good evidence that they have fixed whatever the problem is with their rubber compound/manufacturing process.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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