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News   May 14, 2010   by Auto Service World

Continental Introduces Fuel-Saving, All-Season Tire

Continental Tire introduces its most innovative new tire line to date, the ProContact with EcoPlus Technology. This premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear and reduce CO2 emissions.

“Today’s consumer is very interested in how to save money and be more energy and environmentally friendly,” said Bill Caldwell, vice-president of sales and marketing, Continental Tire. “Our objective was to create a tire that responds to this need without compromising other performances, like wet braking and mileage that are the typical tradeoffs of other ‘eco’ tires. Our technical team has managed to overcome these trade-offs, and the result of their efforts is the new ProContact with EcoPlus Technology.”

The ProContact with EcoPlus Technology go beyond other premium touring tires and makes groundbreaking advances in rolling resistance, which saves fuel and helps reduce driving costs. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each gallon of gas saved also means that19.4 fewer pounds of CO2 emissions.

Caldwell added that fuel efficiency can vary by as much as 50 per cent — for just one vehicle type. The ProContact with EcoPlus Technology is engineered to provide better mileage and braking, while reducing emissions. 

EcoPlus Technology consists of two main components, Tg-F Polymers and Plus Silane. 

The Tg-F polymers are temperature-activated functional polymers that increase compound bonding, improving the wear and fuel efficiency of the tire. The second component of the EcoPlus Technology is called +Silane, an additive that works to enhance the tire’s grip on slippery roads to reduce stopping distances. These technologies work together to enhance the driving experience for a long tire life when conditions are normal, plus provide excellent wet braking on slippery roads

The ProContact with EcoPlus Technologyis backed by some of the strongest warranty programs and service contracts in the industry, including a 72-Month Manufacturer’s Workmanship Warranty – with 12 Months Free Replacement; 12 months of Road Hazard Coverage and a 60-day Customer Satisfaction Warranty.

The ProContact with EcoPlus Technology comes with a segment-leading 80,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.  Available in a T-speed rating with a UTQG rating of 600 AB, this tire is available in a variety of 15″ to 18″ sizes to fit a wide range of vehicles for fuel-conscious consumers.

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