Useful Tyre information when deciding what tyres you need

Jul 29, 2013
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I didn’t realise m&s are snow tyres till reading this did you?
Taken from BF Goodrich tyres

Winter markings

Two specific winter markings can be found on tyre sidewalls:

M+S
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This marking indicates that, in accordance with European regulations, it is a "snow" tyre. Nonetheless, its performances in winter conditions are not tested.

3PMSF
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3 Peaks Mountain Snow Flake: tyres with this marking are designed for snowy roads and offer performance levels confirmed in tests.*

The symbol made up of three peaks and a snowflake (3pMSF) on M+S (Mud & Snow) tyres designates tyres designed for difficult snow conditions.

* Test of braking efficiency in winter conditions using the ETRTO (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation) method.
 
Oct 29, 2009
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I would be very wary of the snow capabilities of M&S marked tyres.

There was a recent thread on here that had a link that discussed the differences between M+S tyres and 3PMSF tyres. That link indicated that M+S tyres could be made in both summer and winter editions,

Only if they have the 3PMSF symbol can they be considered as capable ‘snow’ tyres - much as described in the latter part of your text.

Ian
 
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