Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 Review: Introduction
Michelin, known as a French multinational tire manufacturing company, has become the largest tire distributor globally. Michelin also invents space shuttles, aircraft, automobiles, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and bicycles.
The company has two flagship tire series, the extremely capable tire like SuperSport and 4S, and the equally capable all-season offerings like Pilot Sport A/S3.
Though the Pilot Sport A/S 3 is not a budget-friendly tire, you can experience premium-level performance. Like most Michelin product lines, A/S 3 simply carries out the ultrahigh performance in every category.
The Helio+ Technology in the A/S3 provides a fantastic cool and hot grip and also snow confidence. Extreme Silica Technology with Sunflower Oil helps improve traction in colder surface temps and muddy roads.
A/S3 has two high-tensile, light steel cords strengthened with spiral-wrapped polymer cord for more reliable handling, high performance, and improved ride comfort. These make the internal construction of the Pilot A/S 3 become a standard for the category.
According to the French tire manufacturer, this model is available in every popular size, around 16 inches to 22 inches in diameter. Michelin also provides an excellent alternative to most automobiles by covering those dimensions if you’d like to put a larger wheel on them and a couple of low-side wall tires.
Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 Review: Tire Drive Test
Below are our thorough reviews after traveling around the countryside with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3.
First of all, the countryside’s freeway has lots of filled potholes, cracks, and expansion joints. We could feel the impulses through the steering wheel and the floor under our seat in the cabin in general. Our immediate impression was that the tire was so quiet and might have a slightly softer sidewall as well.
We ran SPL measurements of the cabin test when driving and recorded a 72.75 dBA on average and 80 dBA at the peak. These figures showed that Michelin had done a great job creating the quieter tire.
We also tested the handling and grip on the S series road; A/S3 hugged the road nicely. And for the all-season tire, this tire model surely knew how to grip well.
To sum up, AS/3 is an excellent all-season tire; if you are in a cold climate country, you will appreciate the high-tech of this product as well. However, it is not as specialized as the snow tire. On snowy days, the wheel drive does not seem to have any problem getting off the line with these tires, but you should be careful when you feel it getting loose.
If you are looking for an economical tire that can run all season perfectly with high durability, this Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 might be the best choice you’re looking for in your car.