Michelin Premier A/S Review
Using the latest technology innovations Michelin has to offer, the Premiere A/S is built to deliver superior wet weather capability and continue to deliver it over time.
- Wet weather braking performance
- Sustained performance over the life of the tire
- Quiet, comfortable
- All-around solid performance
- Could have a longer warranty
While Michelin does sell the Premier LTX for trucks and SUVs, and markets the Premier A/S at car owners, many compact and mid-size crossovers and SUVs are actually a perfect fit for this tire.
The tire was created to solve a real world issue that many owners face, namely, that the performance of a tire in the wet drops off significantly once you put a few thousand miles on it. So to solve this, Michelin has incorporated two particular innovations into the Premiere A/S tread design.
First up are the four large circumferential grooves that divide the tread block strips up. The purposes of these in any tire is to help evacuate water and minimize the chance of hydroplaning. On the Premiere A/S, as the tire wears, those grooves actually widen, to improve it’s water-evacuating capabilities.
Second, on the exterior tread blocks you can see larger block divisions, as well as smaller slits. These smaller slits actually open up as the tire wears (similar theory to above) to help remove water from under the tire.
Michelin refers to this as their EverGrip wet braking technology. Combined with a higher amount of silica in the actual tread compound it combats the natural tendency of a tire to be less capable over time, allowing it to retain its performance.
As a result, not only does the tire offer superior wet-braking when new, when tested against other half-worn tires, the difference becomes even greater over time.
Your tires are only new for a very short period of time and we have to hand it to Michelin for innovating a tire that helps drivers in the real world years after they’ve purchased a set.
Michelin Premier A/S Price
Pricing for the Michelin Premier A/S ranges from just over $100 a tire for a 15-inch size to around $275 a tire for a 19-inch size. As far as Michelins go, this is a pretty affordable tire.
Michelin Premier A/S Warranty
Michelin backs the Premiere A/S with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty. It also comes backed by the brands standard limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for the usable life of the tread or until six years from the purchase date.
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How long do Michelin Premier AS tires last?
The Michelin Premier AS comes with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty from the factory. Many owners report tread life in the real world is closer to 80,000 miles
Is the Michelin Premier AS good in snow?
As an al-season tire, the Premier AS is never going to impress in snow or wintry conditions. With plentiful siping and divisions on the tread blocks, it’s about average for snow performance as far as all-seasons go. Ice grip is actually a little better than most. Still, we’d recommend a true set of dedicated winter tires if you live in a snowy climate.