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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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4.0
Best tire I've had so far
3/26/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These are the best tires I had so far for my Infiniti G37x. I tried the Continental Pure Contacts but the tread life was not very good. They lasted about a year before needing replacement. These have lasted two years so far and the only negatives to the tires are the winter traction is outright scary if you're going downhill in the snow or icy conditions. The other negative is the older the tires get, the louder they seem to get. Taking into consideration the other top recommended tires they are still the clear winner in my book because they last much longer and ride much better than the Continental pure contacts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great 3 Season Tire
3/24/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Everything you've read here about these tires in these reviews is true, so I don't need to give a detailed explanation of how great they are in all conditions. Now I know these aren't snow tires, but I expected them to do better in light snow. I previously had the Continental DWS's which used to be one of Consumer Reports top rated UHP all season tires and were actually better in winter conditions, but they wore out very fast. I also had the Cooper RS3-A's which had great traction in ALL conditins with a slightly stiffer ride than the Michelins, but they slashed my gas mileage by 3 to 5 MPG and I was able to return them per Cooper's 45 day trial. I've found other sources on the internet with people making the same MPG complaints about the Coopers so I know it wasn't me. I've also had the Goodyear Eagle F1 All seasons (not the Asymetrics) no longer made which had beter winter traction than the Michelins.<br /><br />Though I'd probably still get the Michelins if I had to do it again, I might be tempted to try the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetrics.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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