Firestone FT492. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Eco Friendly Drive; All Season Traction; Improved Handling; . OVERVIEW: The Firestone FT492 is a highway terrain, all season tire manufactured for commercial vehicles. This model is specially designed for the vehicle’s trailer axle.The wide and detailed ribs optimize the tire for better overall controllability. With such a wide footprint, the tire also promotes better driving stability throughout the drive. This allows the driver to count on faster and more precise responses when steering the vehicle. The tread comes with an outstanding sipe placement to maximize road contact and improve grip on the asphalt. The upgraded maneuverability ensures a safe driving experience on the highway.Thanks to the tread design, the tire’s rolling resistance is significantly reduced. Despite the angled siping, the tread is still rather smooth. This means that the tire requires less towing to reach the same speed. The combination of the tire structure and the sturdy compound guarantees that the tire keeps its optimal shape at all times. All these features lower the vehicle’s fuel consumption. This makes it an eco-friendly option that also reduces CO2 emissions.All year traction is ensured by the special rubber blend that adapts to the changing weather conditions. The rubber maintains its flexibility whether it’s steaming hot or freezing cold outside. Its compound materials excel throughout the year, holding a firm and consistent grip on the driving surface. The robust shoulder ribs are elevated to better establish contact with the road. This way, the tire can absolutely excel on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads as well. The four grooves on the FT492 eliminate water, snow, and slush from the footprint, keeping it clean and avoiding hydroplaning. Manufacturers recommend changing tires every 10 years. As long as tires are properly stored before they are sold, the year of their manufacture will not shorten their service life.
Firestone FT492 255/70R22.5 H (16 Ply) Highway Tire