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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$175.00
Summary: The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Pilot Sport A/S 3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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

Dry handling:
Dry 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 cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 Sport A/S 3
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
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3.0
Pilot Sport AS3 Good tire
2/21/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Ice traction
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires are great on dry and wet roads, but traction on snow or ice is not good at all even at slow speeds. I have an all wheel drive car and snow packed or icy roads I leave my car at home and drive my truck. These tires cause my AWD car to slip and slide a lot more than the OEM tires that came with the car. If you only have 1 vehicle to drive and you live in an area prone to snow and ice I would consider another tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
sNOw go...
1/7/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
I have a 2014 Audi A5 S-Line, all wheel drive and did not want to be switching tires every year so put on these ultra-high performance all seasons. Great tires on either dry or wet pavement, handle great and no unacceptable noise. Just received our first two inches of snow and was extremely disappointed. Fresh snow and no ice, but repeatedly broke traction and ABS activation. Even on near level ground slowly coming to a stop, or turning on a slight uphill grade broke lose and started sliding. The tires are basically useless on snow, even with AWD. I was expecting a minimal level of performance because they are, after all, UHP tires...not snow tires. But the near complete lack of ability on even two inches of powder was a real disappointment. I cannot recommend these tires to anyone who may have to drive in even minimal snow.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not great in the snow or ice.
11/15/2014
Pros
Cons
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
This tire was great when I first put them on, but while they have and M+S label on the sidewall, they are terrible. The roads have been snowy/icy a couple of times now and the back end feels like it just wants to slide out. My car is all-wheel drive.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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