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Snowprox S 953 is a high performance winter tyre for highway use. With a sporty, directional tread pattern and additional functional elements, Snowprox S 953 offers improved braking and ride comfort in wet and dry conditions.
Asymmetric sections slits
Enhanced wet and dry braking
Multi wave sipes
Stable handling in both wet and dry Better irregular wear resistance
Open lateral slit
Enhanced water drainage and snow traction
Two wide grooves with V-shape groove
Enhanced water drainage
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
SNOWPROX S 953 tyre review
Average based on 207 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
Kilometers driven 9,114
03.09.2015fromAnthony Had tyres fitted approx 2 years (25,000 mls).excellent in snow and excellent wear. They are still on and plenty of tread left. Would recommend.
28.04.2015fromMlion Excellent tyre for SUV car. Very satisfied. Will buy it again.
05.07.2013fromCraig Second set of Toyo Snowprox tyres (there is another on my wife's car). Braking is excellent and cannot fault. Hardly any wear at all after 6 months of mostly motorway miles(don't see the point changing them in summer if they wear as well as this). Grip is fine on dry/wet roads (not had much snow, so don't know what it's like there). However, I had Pirelli winter tyres once, and the grip was much better, but they are 60% more expensive.
10.06.2013fromadrian excellent on ice , but not very good on snow 8/10 , overall very good tyres