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Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
The Pilot Alpin PA3 is Michelin's
Performance Winter Tire developed to meet the needs of drivers who
want to retain the precision of their Ultra High Performance sports
car, sedan or coupe during winter conditions. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is
designed to increase driving confidence in cold weather by enhancing
traction and handling on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.
The Pilot Alpin PA3 features a sunflower oil-enriched Helio Compound
to increase traction at low temperatures for improved braking and
handling in the wet, as well as better overall performance in the
snow. The tread compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design
that features Variable Thickness Sipes (V.T.S.) technology where
wide sipes on the inboard side of the tread design provide traction
in the snow and narrower sipes on the outboard side enhance handling
in the dry. The tire's internal structure includes a polyester cord
body under twin steel belts that are reinforced by Michelin's BAZ
technology, where polyamide cord is spirally Banded At Zero degrees
to the direction of travel to combine high-speed capability with
The Pilot Alpin PA3 winter radials meet the industry's severe snow
service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake
symbol. They feature blackwall styling and are available in selected
V-speed rated 55- and 50-series sizes for 17" wheel diameters.
Install Pilot Alpin PA3 tires in sets of four only.
Vehicles should always be equipped with equivalent tires at all
wheel positions. These winter tires, due to their exceptional snow
and ice traction provided by their unique tread compounds, must be
used in sets of four to help ensure proper vehicle control.
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