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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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2.0
Good tires, while they last
8/13/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Overall, these tires are great for daily driving and highway use. The ride and noise are both far superior than the OE Continentals. I find the wet/dry grip about the same. No comment on snow/ice since that is not an issue in South Texas. My only major complaint is sidewall failure. In 15,000 miles, I have replaced my left front twice and the right front 3 times. That is 7! tires, on the front, in 15k miles, if you include the original set and the set currently on my car. I would like to blame the low profile style of my Mercedes S550, but the OE Continentals which I drove for approx. 35k miles had exactly zero sidewall failures. I purchased tire warranties from Discount Tire, and thank goodness or this would have been expensive.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent Tire
7/21/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Cons
None so far
Best Uses
Comment:
I recently replaced my Michelin Pilot A/S Plus with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 on my 2007 Infiniti M35x. I really like the new tires, they aren't directional anymore and the handling has improved. The tires aren't as flashy looking as the previous tire. I've put a combination of freeway and city miles on the car and it feels like a new car, and has increased my overall confidence level. Highly recommended!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Best three season tire I have ever owned
7/9/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Best handling tire I have ever owned, too bad I live in Chicago. The first winter I had them on my car they were just ok in light snow. In heavy snow, they were just as useless as any non snow tire. By the second winter after 15000 miles, I was terrified when I had to travel in any snow. I'm at 26000 miles and 3/32 tread wear so, I'll be replacing them before Winter. I'm putting on the Pirreli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. If I lived in Arizona I would use these Michelins for the rest of my life, even with the short(but to be expected) tread life.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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