"Summer tires for minibuses and vans are made to withstand higher load and wear and tear than regular passenger car tires. But it also means that they can become a death trap on wet roads shows a test made by the Swedish magazine råd & Rön."
"the Tires in the category 215u002F65 R16C is really intended for commercial vehicles but is also used in mini-buses, vans and smaller motorhomes. Because the tires are designed for commercial traffic, they are expected to cope with higher load, and more wear and tear than passenger car tires. The tires are used, therefore, harder rubber compound and thicker pattern which means that the tires will not be as safe on the wet roadways."
"råd & Rön tested 16 tyres, and nine of them are considered really bad. Two of the tires, the Hankook Vantra LT and Kleber Transpro, was so bad that they only got 1 in the accumulated score. Seven decks had to have the poorest ratings for their properties on wet roads. Above all, it is the tyre's ability to avoid getting the cord and the performance when braking is substandard, according to the test."
"That tyre wear has been prioritised by the manufacturers notice, however, clearly in the test. Eight of the 16 tested the tires to get the highest score regarding it."
"no more than a total score in the test of tyres with the dimension of 215u002F65 R16C got Apollo Altrust, Pirelli Carrier, and the Goodyear Efficient Grip Cargo. The worst in the test was the Kleber Transpro, Hankook Vantra LT and Semperit Van-Life 2."
"råd & Rön perform a sommardäckstest once a year in cooperation with other international konsumenttidskrifter."
"Total tested 1 200 summer tires purchased in the trade for the tires being tested is the same as the consumers can buy."
"the Tests are conducted in controlled test environments. The cars are run by professional test drivers on various types of dry and wet standards and roadways in a total of 1 500 miles."