MINI wheels. Get a grip.
Safety: written in the stars.
You can feel sure of your safety with MINI tyres bearing star marking. Developed with leading tyre manufacturers like Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli, they’re the perfect ingredient for driving excitement with all-round protection. Here’s why:
- Testing procedures are even more rigorous than for the EU tyre label.
- MINI tyres are designed to fit your car’s chassis exactly.
- We’re so confident in the quality, they come with free insurance for up to 36 months.
The mini star marking.
To achieve the mark of a MINI star, tyres are subject to detailed quality and safety tests, even more rigorous than those for the EU tyre label.
The EU tests tyres for their grip and braking distance on wet roads. MINI tests more. Including:
- grip and braking distance on dry roads
- tyre performance in challenging driving situations
- efficiency of tyre response to motor power
The EU tests how tyres affect fuel efficiency. MINI tests more. Including:
- Deformation resistance – MINI tyres provide reduced deformation, which increases fuel efficiency.
The EU tests tyres for external noise levels. MINI tests more. Including:
- Noise levels inside the car
- Directional stability – how tyres affect the feeling of bumps and vibrations
- Cushioning over road imperfections
MINI also tests in areas that EU regulations have not even considered:
- Performance at high speeds
- Response to steering
- Braking distance in snow
- Handling and stability on winter roads
Wear and tear
- MINI tests and maximises the distance achieved before the tyre is worn down
Winter tyres are created to cope with slippery winter conditions and require a far shorter braking distance. When travelling at 50 km/h, the braking distance of winter tyres is 31m - compared to summer tyres which require 62m. (Braking distance will vary depending on the weather, tyre conditions and the speed at which you’re travelling.)
Wear and tear.
Winter tyres are far more durable in cold temperatures. The tread won’t wear down as quickly as summer tyres.
Winter tyres have special treads, so they grip the roads better in wet and snowy conditions, as well as getting rid of excess water.