All MICHELIN® tires have a Standard Manufacturer's Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from date of purchase, whichever occurs first.
(1) Based on ice breaking test (between 30 and 5 km/h) and Ice acceleration test (between 5 and 30 km/h), conducted by TEST WORLD product service, on Michelin’s request, between December 2017 and January 2018, on dimension 205/55R16 91V on Volkswagen® Golf 7 comparing MICHELIN® X-Ice® North 4 versus NOKIAN® Hakkappeliitta 9 and PIRELLI® Ice Zero competitors. Average of 3 tests conditions (-12 °C, -10 °C & -4 °C). Worn based on 10,000 km of real usage in North Finland by a third party.
(2) Subjective noise test and objective noise test on black asphalt roads, conducted by TÜV in Germany, on Michelin’s request, in January 2018, on dimension 205/55R16 91V on Volkswagen® Golf VII 1.5 TSI, comparing MICHELIN® X-Ice® North 4 versus NOKIAN® Hakkappeliitta 9 and PIRELLI® Ice Zero competitors. Average of 3 speed conditions (50 - 80 - 110 km/h).
(3) Based on internal studies done in Ladoux technology center (Clermont-Ferrand) by Michelin between August 2016 and November 2017, on 205/55R16 X-Ice® North 3 and 205/55R16 X-Ice® North 4 tires.
Government UTQG Ratings do not apply to winter tires.
XL = Extra Load
DIR = Directional
>> The sizes shown are average design values for tires measured on specified measuring rim widths. Some tires may vary from this value by +/-3% of the section height (affecting overall diameter), and +/-4% of the section width.
>> Section width varies approximately 0.2" (5mm) for every 0.5" change in rim width.
>> Tread patterns are often tuned to accomodate different tire widths. Tires for a particular dimension of a given tireline may vary in appearance from the tire shown in the photograph.
WARNING: Serious or fatal injury may result from tire failure due to underinflation or overloading. To ensure correct air pressure and vehicle load, refer to vehicle owner's manual or tire information placard on the vehicle. Serious injury or death may result from explosion of tire/rim assembly due to improper mounting. Only tire professionals should mount tires and they should never inflate beyond 40 psi to seat the beads. Before mixing types of tires in any configuration on any vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle owner's manual for its recommendations.
DANGER: Never mount a 16" diameter tire on a 16.5" rim.
DANGER: Never mount a 17" diameter tire on a 17.5" rim.
Inflation pressure increase must not exceed the maximum pressure branded on the tire sidewall. When a customer requests a replacement tire with a lower speed rating than the original equipment tire, you must clearly communicate to him or her that the handling of the vehicle may be different, and that its maximum speed capability is limited to that of the lowest speed-rated tire on the vehicle. Exceeding the lawful speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. does not endorse the operation of any vehicle in an unsafe or unlawful manner.
For high-speed driving, additional inflation pressure and possibly reduced tire loading and/or upsizing is required. In the absence of specific recommendations by the vehicle manufacturer, use the following guidelines based on those in the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization Standards Manual.
For speeds over 160km/h (100 mph), load and inflation must be adjusted according to the table below.
T-Speed Rated Sizes:
Maximum Speed (km/h) 160 170 180 190
Inflation Increase (psi) 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
Load Capacity (% of max.) 100 100 100 100
H-Speed Rated Sizes:
Maximum Speed (km/h) 160 170 180 190 200 209
Inflation Increase (psi) 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0
Load Capacity (% of max.) 100 100 100 100 100 100