Living life on the edge is par for the course for true performance seekers – it’s the thrill of going 0 to 60 in seconds, or feeling the grit of the gravel as their vehicle hugs the road.
Every drive is an adventure for them to conquer. However, if this summer’s unpredictable weather tells us anything, the journey from point A to point B could include navigating difficult road conditions.
Drivers may not equate summer’s extremes from heat waves to rainstorms with winter, but “driving in wet weather presents some of the same dangers as driving in ice and snow,” says Andrew Comrie-Picard, professional stunt driver and BFGoodrich Tires Ambassador. While true adventurers won’t let Canada’s temperamental weather stop them, they know on-road control starts from the ground up – with your tires.
Andrew Comrie-Picard breaks down the top 3 features drivers should be looking for in a high-performance tire, like the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S tire.
Faster acceleration. Equipping your vehicle with a high-performance tire that is designed to deliver responsive control on wet or dry roads, will provide you with the enhanced traction you need for increased acceleration. The BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S tire’s Performance Racing Core, for instance, will make the most of a tire’s direct rubber contact patch with the road for enhanced traction at high speed.
Shorter braking. “Like winter driving, wet road conditions can affect your tires’ grip and stopping distance,” Comrie-Picard adds. That’s when directional tread designs, which showcase v-shaped, angled, lateral and longitudinal grooves in the tire, work to efficiently evacuate water, helping to improve your stopping distance in wet conditions.
Maintain control. It’s just as easy to lose control of your vehicle on wet roads as it is in winter, but the tread of high-performance tires is built to withstand hard cornering. Plus, high-performance tires that are made of a high-silica, cold-weather flexing compound, like the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S, are designed for the best wet and dry grip, including all-season traction for when the weather dips or throws you a curve.
To learn more about the g-Force COMP-2 A/S, visit BFGoodrichtires.ca