SI­LENCE IS GOLDEN

DRIV­ERS SEEK­ING A SMOOTHER AND MORE SILENT RIDE SHOULD CON­SIDER THE ADVAN dB V552, YOKO­HAMA’S QUI­ETEST TYRE EVER.

Torque (Singapore) - - YOKOHAMA SPECIAL -

If there’s one thing that lux­ury cars are known for, it would be de­liv­er­ing a quiet and re­fined ride.

This en­ables its oc­cu­pants to en­joy their favourite tunes, or carry on a con­ver­sa­tion with­out rais­ing their voices. But even the most lux­u­ri­ous au­to­mo­bile can­not just rely on acous­tic glass, thicker win­dows and in­creased sound-dead­en­ing ma­te­ri­als to in­su­late its oc­cu­pants. That’s where the Yoko­hama Advan dB V552, the Ja­panese firm’s qui­etest tyre ever, comes in. As a suc­ces­sor to the renowned Yoko­hama Advan dB V551, the Advan dB V552 had to be bet­ter in ev­ery way. So, the en­gi­neers went back to the draw­ing board to cre­ate the Yoko­hama Advan dB V552. Ev­ery as­pect of the tyre, which in­cluded its tread pat­tern, in­ter­nal struc­ture and pro­file, has been metic­u­lously scru­ti­nised. Most mo­torists won’t no­tice, but the Advan dB V552’s tread pat­tern has key de­sign el­e­ments such as pre­cise groove ar­range­ments and twist edge cham­fer­ing, which help dis­si­pate tyre noise and re­duce any chances of un­even wear. Mean­while, the stag­gered ar­range­ment of the grooves and sipes op­ti­mises block rigid­ity while im­prov­ing steer­ing sta­bil­ity, too. Apart from its tread pat­tern, the Yoko­hama Advan dB V552 is also con­structed from a new dB com­pound, which en­hances both fuel ef­fi­ciency and wet grip. The tyre’s new base com­pound sup­presses vi­bra­tions, which helps to re­duce tyre noise.

To re­ally en­sure the qui­etest per­for­mance, the Yoko­hama Advan dB V552 also utilises a wider belt edge cover to en­hance rigid­ity and con­trol the vi­bra­tions from the tyre’s shoul­der. This is com­ple­mented by the side-re­in­force­ment belt, which im­proves ride qual­ity on heav­ier cars.

You may not be driv­ing a lux­ury car just yet, but with the Yoko­hama Advan dB V552, your ride could cer­tainly be as quiet as one.

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