The All Season tires AP2 with its V-shaped profile is prepared for any weather. The good grip on wet and snowy roads, stands clearly in addition to the improved rolling resistance. The lower rolling resistance also reduces the fuel consumption. The double-layered steel reinforcement and the new 3-D sipes provide additional rigidity and better wet handling.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
AP2 All Season tyre review
Average based on 573 test results
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02.05.2021fromSimon James Decent all round performance. Sure footed in snow and at low temperatures. Would recommend as decent all round tyre for price.
06.01.2021fromc j schneeberger Predictable and safe tires even when pushed, will over heat in hot weather, but in Scotland that, as yet, has never been a problem. Very good in the wet and snow and ware much better that most winter tires.
20.11.2020fromPhilip These are fitted on my small van and during the summer of 2020 with Covid-19 restrictions in the UK, so reduced mileage and no adverse weather conditions, so not able to say how they perform with any slush or snow on the roads. Living in the North of England we generally only get a few days when there might be snow and I happen to live in an area where the roads are fairly well ploughed and gritted, so usually any snowfall is not a major concern. I have run all season tyres for a number of years but this is the first time that I am giving Maxis a try. Only time will tell but on limited experience so far, overall generally happy but wear and grip once the newness has worn off them will be the key on cold and wet road surfaces that we can get for a good four months over the winter.
10.08.2020fromScott Creighton I feel the tyres give a reassuring grip in both wet and dry conditions. Unable to comment on snow conditions as have not experienced those conditions. The comfort of the ride has also improved from the previous tyres.