Aug 2012: Cooper tyres adds A/T3 Tyres to its Discoverer 4x4 Range
Cooper Tyres has expanded its Discoverer range of 4x4 tyres with the addition of the new A/T3 tyre to it. Cooper’s Discoverer tyre range is considered one of the best for 4W drive vehicles, both on road and off roaders.
The range is extremely popular amongst 4x4 tyres vehicle manufacturers, notably the Land Rover group of vehicles.
The AT3 perfectly complements the aims of the Discoverer range and is thus an appropriate fit here.
Discoverer A/T3 Tyre Engineered for Exceptional Performance on Road as well as Off Road
Cooper sources revealed that the engineering designs of the Discoverer A/T3 tyres have been developed to produce a tyre that offers exceptional performance both on road and on rugged terrains.
The particular rubber compound used in the tyre increases the wet traction and helps to keep the vehicle on the surface under wet conditions. And the aggressive tread pattern provides superior traction off road without sacrificing performance on highway driving.
Truly, the best of both worlds.
Discoverer A/T3 Tyres Tread Pattern
The tyres are equipped with a highly aggressive 5-Rib tread pattern that works very well for on road and off road driving applications. Particularly, in off road driving, the tread pattern has to be effective enough to deflect stones, mud, dirt or even snow, so that they don’t clog the tyres and cause the wheels to spin.
Officials from Cooper reiterated that the tread pattern has been specifically designed to provide highest levels of traction and stability in all seasons. The unique tread pattern also ensures reliable and uniform tread wear, prolonging the tyre life in the most challenging of terrains.
Additionally, the tread walls are equipped with dual draft angles, which reduce the chances of stone retention and drilling.
Tread Compound Used in Discoverer A/T3 Tyres
Besides the tread pattern, a tyre’s traction and ability to stick to the road also depend on the nature of the tread compound.
The Discoverer A/T3 tyre uses a unique silica based compound, which is a combination of silica and carbon black. This compound offers excellent wet traction properties and highway handling, while simultaneously enhancing the resistance to cuts in rocky and gravel terrain.
As compared to exclusive carbon black compounds, the combination compound reduces rolling resistance and enhances fuel efficiency by that much.
Importance of Discoverer A/T3 Tyres for Off-Road Drivers
You should know that the Discoverer A/T3 is M+S rated, meaning it is suitable for muddy terrain and snow surfaces. It comes with a 55,000 mile tread wear protection. These tyres are thus perfect for those who traverse long distances on rough terrain.
“The A/T3 is a Perfect Fit in the Discoverer Family”, Says Cooper
Mr. Julian Baldwin, Cooper Tires, Europe Managing Director said that the A/T3 tyres perfectly fit into the Discoverer range because they offer both adventurer off roaders and the regular 4X4 SUV users enhanced stability and grip, improving driving confidence as well as safety.
The Discoverer A/T3 tyres are available for both SUVs and trucks and their size ranges from 15-20 inches. The tyres are available for order now from Cooper stockists.