The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.
The design and performance of the Firestone WINTERHAWK tyre are ideally suited to the most challenging of winter conditions on the road. The tyre model is manufactured using a special silica-enhanced rubber compound. This combination ensures that the tyre maintains outstanding flexibility regardless of outdoor temperatures. The choice of material also plays a significant role in the model's outstanding grip and its long service life. The sophisticated directional tread design provides outstanding protection, in particular against hazards presented by wet and slushy surfaces. Each individual feature of this directional pattern has a carefully designed function, which it performs with resounding success. One of these features is the dense network of blades arranged over the entire surface of the tyre. This network manages to achieve outstanding protection against loss of grip on slippery surfaces, and thus ensures that the driver is able to maintain excellent control excellent control of the vehicle in conditions of this kind. The tyre behaves faultlessly when starting, braking and cornering. The manufacturer also put a great deal of thought into the steering characteristics of the Firestone Winterhawk tyre, resulting in the use of sturdy blocks in the shoulder tread and reinforcement of the tyre's entire sidewall. The wide circumferential grooves paired with transverse grooves are a further key design element of the directional tread. They ensure the rapid and efficient evacuation of water and slush by the tyre during thawing periods.
Firestone has been a stalwart of the tyre industry since 1905, when the company was founded by Harvey S. Firestone. In 1988 it was acquired by Bridgestone, one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. The US brand Firestone was the first mass manufacturer of tyres in the world and played a pioneering role by supplying tyres to be used as original equipment on Ford cars. Firestone-branded tyres are regarded as mid-market products.