The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 is a high-performance all-season tire from Sumitomo Tire Company. These types of tires were designed for drivers of sport coupes and higher performance sedans. In the High Performance, All-Season tire market with both V and H speed ratings, the HTR A/S P02 from Sumitomo is built for traction. On dry highways, the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 conducts itself very well.
So if you are looking to get more out of their tires, then this tire is the best for you. Sumitomo designed the HTR A/S P02 to provide excellent traction and handling response in wet and dry driving conditions. They are also reliable traction tires in light snow and ice.
Added grip on wet and light snow-covered road surfaces is also provided by a silica all-season tread compound. And to enhance cornering and stability on dry pavement, they are equipped with an asymmetric tread pattern that includes wider shoulder blocks with notches. To further enhance traction on wet roads, the tire’s center rib and deeper circumferential grooves combine with lateral grooves. They combine to decrease the likelihood of hydroplaning. Biting edges for traction in light snow, slush, and ice are also delivered by the Sumitomo P02 by adding 3-D sipes to the tread.
This model of Sumitomo also performs very well on streets with high grades on traction and steering. Before the life of the tire is fully depleted, the area where we see an impediment is with gradual noise increasing.
Why Buy Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires?
i. Well established Legacy
Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd has a century’s worth of manufacturing experience. Sumitomo offers a great pedigree in its range of tires for its local as well as the global market. For the commercial and passenger-vehicle market, this is a brand that is known to create high-quality designs. Through multiple brands such as Dunlop Tires, the company has run global operations. This signifies the company’s influence and success.
ii. Advances in Technology
Investing in research and development centers is what every tire manufacturing company must for continued success. This is done to allow the incorporation of new technologies within its designs. Sumitomo is one of the few tire companies that conducts its technological research and development.
iii. Design Characteristics
When it comes to measuring how effective a tire is, it is understood that handling is the most important characteristic. A driver holds vehicle handling to be of vital concern, regardless of the terrain or weather conditions. Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires are engineered in many types such as standard summer radials. These Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires are intended for all-season driving. There are also winter tires. These are for snow driving. These tires are designed with elements such as siping, a 5-rib pattern and biting edges.
When shopping for a tire, another important aspect that must be considered is the build quality of the tire. When buying a tire, many people expect them to last for a longer period.
This is the reason why this factor remains important. The tire will survive if it is strong and robust. Every driver seeks to avoid replacing tires because it is a hassle. And Sumitomo alleviates this concern by engineering resilient tires.
Dry Pavement Performance of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire
This Sumitomo tire has excellent traction on dry tarmac or any surface clear of the water. And should the need arise, cornering and stability are also good. This means that avoiding a deer or debris on the road is relatively a breeze. These Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires are equipped with soft compounds. They are also constructed with HTR tread technology and a Sipe groove design. The initial sound of these Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires is very minimal and driving is enjoyable with a fresh set of these Tires. After about 10,000 miles of driving through these Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires, the sound increases considerably from loss of tread.
Wet and Rainy Driving Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire
For these Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires, Light rain is not an issue, and even with heavily drenched roads, these Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires do a decent job at evacuating rain. During turns when the tires are wet, there is noticeable noise, and that may be due to the design of the tread. Control and stability of these Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 Tires are modest, and considering the cost of these tires, they are better than expected. After all, in many high-performance tires, mounting is a third of the price before installation.
Winter and Snow Response of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire
In light snow, these tires handle alright, even though when turning and steering, they slightly delay response. We recommend dedicated winter tires for anything heavier than a flurry. Winter driving traction is not too great with these HTR A/S P02 tires even with an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
Additional Specifications of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire
These HTR A/S P02 tires have a uniform Tire Quality Grade of 500 AA. The Maximum Load Capability range of these HTR A/S P02 tires is between 1,235 – 2,309 pounds. These HTR A/S P02 tires also have a weight Range of 21-29 pounds; they also have a revolution Per Mile Range of 717 – 856.
Warranty and Rebates of Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire
Depending on speed rating, there is variation in the warranty of these HTR A/S P02 tires. The H-speed and V-speed rated HTR A/S P02 tires come with a 65,000 mile or 5-year warranty; whichever comes first. The W-speed rated of these HTR A/S P02 tires come with a warranty of 45,000 miles or 4 years; whichever comes first. Please note that all four HTR A/S P02 tires must be of equal size to qualify for the warranty. The manufacturer is offering an optional special warranty effective as of writing this is for a 30-day test.
Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire Sizes
17″ Sumitomo HTR A/S P0
205/45R17 88W205/50R17 93W215/45R17 91W215/50R17 91W215/55R17 94W225/45R17 94W225/50R17 94W225/55R17 101W235/45R17 94W235/50R17 96W235/55R17 99W245/50R17 99W