M + S tyre markings are effectively meaningless – Continental

ERJ staff report (DS)

Hannover, Germany — Continental AG has said some tyres bearing the M+S marking (“mud and snow“), are not really suitable for winter. The reason: The directive for M+S marking does not define any tyre properties and is therefore essentially meaningless.

The standard fitting of cars in the USA with so-called all-season tyres means even summer tyres produced cheaply in the Far East are given this marking even though they are not suitable for winter roads.

The rules for the M +…

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