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15 current models tested
Summer tire test of the ADAC: Large offer with good quality – but there are outliers
23.03.2021 13:00 updated: 23.03.2021 13:00
New summer tires due? The ADAC has now examined 32 tires in two sizes. Most perform decently, but there are outliers and many can’t do everything equally well.
Soon auto repair shops will be busy again. With the Spring* stands the Tire change season to the house. Who new Summer tire needs, finds a large range with often very decent and good quality before. This shows the current summer tire test of the ADAC. The car club has A total of 32 tires for the compact class (tire dimension 205/55 R16) and the Middle class (225/50 R17) under the microscope.
They had to settle in the Categories „Dry”, „Wet”, „noise”, „Fuel consumption” and “wear prove. Around one fifth of the models (7) scores „good” off, around two thirds (23) are „satisfactory”. A tire is „unsatisfactory”. The only retreaded tire and the cheapest at 42 euros is”sufficient“.
ADAC: Tires have become better and better over the years
„The Tire quality has consistently improved over the last few years”, says ADAC spokeswoman Katja Legner. The ADAC test criteria but are very demanding, so that tires with “satisfactory already a recommendable choice. „However, there are always outliers”, says Legner. „Also some models are specialists, for instance particularly well on wetness cut and fall for it in other disciplines somewhat off, for instance with the wear.“
Summer tires: A trio has nose in front in the compacts
With the tires in the dimension 205/55 R16 cut three models „good” off: The “Continental Premium Contact 6” (grade 2.2) for 94 euros, the “Semperit Speed-Life 3” for 76 euro (2,2) as well as the “Bridgestone Turanza T005” for 87 euros (2.3). All three are all-rounders that score well in almost all categories, according to ADAC.
One of the 11 tires with „satisfactory is the “Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2” (2,6) for 89 Euro. It outperforms all other tires of its size in terms of wear and tear and creates 55.000 kilometer twice as much as a tire also with „satisfactory” (3,0) rated tire for 71 euros. The red lantern carries here the only retread tire in the test for 42 euro, which only with „sufficient” (3,6) is evaluated. It saves resources and has a low price, but this is at the expense of safety.
Summer tires in the ADAC test: One fails – it brakes too badly in the wet
In the case of tires in the 225/50 R17 dimension, the ADAC awards a quartet with the grade good from. Thus the “Falken Azenis” are graded (2.1) for 118 euros, the “Continental Premium Contact 6” (2,2) for 148 Euro, the “Kumho Ecsta PS71” (2,3) for 108 euro as well as the “Bridgestone Turanza T005” (2.5) for 138 euros They also prove themselves in wet and dry conditions and are economical in terms of fuel consumption and wear.
Twelve models are „satisfactory” and one is „defective” (4.9): The tire of a well-known brand manufacturer for 116 euros showed too poor results in braking on wet roads. The car came with it nearly two vehicle lengths later to the stop than with the best with this discipline in this size: The “Semperit Speed Life 3” for 126 euros, the overall satisfactory (2.9) average. (dpa/ahu)*tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.
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StVO amendment 2020: these road signs are new in traffic
The traffic sign for the overtaking ban should be familiar to all drivers. This new road sign is a variation of its. It applies explicitly as an overtaking ban of single-lane vehicles. This means that in road sections marked with this traffic sign, multi-lane vehicles (cars, trucks) are not allowed to overtake motorcycles or bicycles*. © Federal Highway Research Institute
This road sign also serves to protect cyclists. It marks an area that is considered a bicycle zone. For drivers, this means that from this sign onwards they are allowed to drive at a maximum speed of 30 km/h. In addition, they must not endanger or obstruct bicycle traffic. © Federal Highway Research Institute
Let’s be honest: presumably many cyclists have made use of this regulation anyway – even if it has been considered a violation so far. Now, turning right at a red light is officially allowed – at least where the green arrow for cyclists indicates this.The same traffic sign has existed for some time for car drivers as well. But there is still a lot of ignorance among road users about the green arrow*. Because correctly one must behave here as with a stop sign. This means the vehicle must first come to a complete stop and remain stationary for at least three seconds, according to road traffic regulations. Only then you may turn right at a red light, provided that no other road user is endangered. The same rules apply to cyclists. © Federal Highway Research Institute
This road sign designates bike lanes regardless of the condition of the road. For example, in the case of sandy roads, it should be made clear that it is a cycle path. © Bundesanstalt fur Strabenwesen StVO-Novelle 2020: These road signs are new to traffic This road sign is intended to keep areas free for cargo bikes in the future, such as parking areas, parking spaces or loading zones. © Bundesanstalt fur Strabenwesen StVO-Novelle 2020: These road signs are new in traffic Vehicles of car sharing services* must be clearly identifiable with this sticker on the windshield. The company name as well as the license plate must be visible on it. © Bundesanstalt fur Strabenwesen StVO-Novelle 2020: These road signs are new in traffic Cars, trucks, bicycles, pedestrians: most road users have a corresponding symbol for traffic signs. From now on there is also one for car pools. However, there are not yet any areas where this could be used. The same applies to the following traffic sign. © Bundesanstalt fur Strabenwesen StVO-Novelle 2020: These road signs are new to traffic Even car-sharing vehicles get their own symbol. It is to be used, among other things, in parking areas intended for car-sharing cars. © Federal Highway Research Institute