What Are Some Features of Road Hugger Tires?


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Road Hugger GT Eco tires feature a special rubber tread compound that improves fuel efficiency by lowering rolling resistance. The tires also enhance handling and stability across a range of speeds by using a five-rib pattern of interlocking tread blocks. Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water quickly to enhance traction in wet weather conditions, and full-depth sipes improve the tire's grip.

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Road Hugger GT Eco tires are built to give drivers dry and wet traction, cornering grip and comfort at a budget-friendly cost. These tires perform well enough in light snow, but aren't ideal for harsh winter conditions, according to Tire Reviews And More. The tires have good overall performance and can be noisy, though not excessively noisy, when on the road. High cornering and handling performance come courtesy of an apex filler that stretches into the sidewall. The high silica compound used in the rubber, combined with even-pressure distribution throughout the tire, extend the tread life of each Road Hugger tire.

Road Hugger tires are available in 15-, 16- and 17-inch sizes, and come with a 60,000-mile warranty. They fit a range of vehicles, including the Buick Century and LeSabre, the Chevrolet Cruze and Malibu, the Dodge Intrepid, the Honda Civic and more.

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