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Hankook Kinergy ST Review

Feb 22nd 2019

Hankook Kinergy ST Review

Hankook is one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world, and with a good reason. The company utilizes different manufacturing techniques and technologies to constantly improve the quality of their products. Their touring all season models ensure excellent all weather traction, a comfortable driving experience and precise controllability.

One such tire is the Kinergy ST, which was manufactured for passenger vehicles. We at Priority Tire are proud to have this tire in our line-up, and we offer a wide range of sizes. We guarantee that you will find the size you need.

The Kinergy ST ensures first-rate traction, handling and uniformity. Furthermore, Hankook offers an astounding 70,000 mile treadwear warranty with this model.

ALL WEATHER PERFORMANCE

Manufacturers strive to ensure exceptional driving safety throughout the year. All season tires are popular on the tire market as their traction is consistent all year round and they do not need to be changed with the seasons, unlike summer and winter tires.

The tread design and all season compound of the Kinergy ST work together to promote the tire’s all weather traction. The symmetric tread design features numerous sipes, notches and traction grooves that increase the tire’s gripping capability in dry, wet and winter weather. The tread’s detailed pattern guarantees firm grip on the road surface thanks to the heightened biting edges of these tread elements. The silica-based tire compound manages to boost the rubber flexibility in all weather, including in colder winter temperatures.

The tread design also sports wide circumferential and lateral grooves that help the tire prevent hydroplaning. Hydroplaning or aquaplaning is a dangerous road hazard which causes the driver to lose control over the vehicle when its road contact is cut off by standing water and slush located on the road surface. The Kinergy ST’s optimal groove placement channels this water and slush away from the footprint and maintains the tire’s constant road contact, providing a secure driving experience.

CONTROLLABILITY AND MANEUVERING

All tires must maintain their road contact at all times to guarantee a safer and faster control. They are the only contact between the vehicle and the road surface, which puts tremendous pressure on them. They must have good steering responsiveness, driving stability and cornering capability, as well as a shortened braking distance, to perform in a safer manner.

The Kinergy ST features a symmetric tread design that closely follows the road surface at all times. The wide shoulder pattern and the three center ribs maintain the tire’s road contact to enhance the steering responsiveness and driving stability. In other words, the steering becomes faster and more precise in its responsiveness to the driver’s commands, while the structure is secured against the driving pressure affecting the model. The wide shoulder design, with the high-density siping detail, provides additional biting edges that are capable of firmly gripping the road surface during cornering and maneuvering.

The tread pattern’s traction grooves and siping detail upgrade the tire’s road contact significantly. Not only do they boost the tire’s year round traction, but they also help improve the braking capability. They create friction between the road and the tire at the moment of braking. This friction heightens the pressure generated under the tire’s footprint, which enhances the braking capability significantly. The better braking ability, in turn, ensures a shortened braking distance.

COMFORT ABOVE ALL ELSE

Road noise and vibrations, in other words the road disturbances that reach the vehicle’s cabin, ruin the driving enjoyment greatly. The Kinergy ST was designed and manufactured to lower these disturbances and to provide a comfortable and quiet driving experience.

Its tread pattern was designed with a special variable pitch sequence and an optimized siping placement. They work together to decrease the road noise levels heard in the vehicle’s cabin during the drive. The variable pitch sequence and the siping pattern create a sound frequency that cancels out the road and tread pattern noise the moment they are generated. In this manner, the road noise does not reach the vehicle’s cabin and promotes a quiet drive.

The tire’s internal structure features a reinforced jointless bead wire. This bead wire maintains the tire’s uniformity and prevents the tire shape’s deformation under the driving pressure affecting it. While the tire is in motion, this bead wire ensures its optimal road contact and it enables the tire to closely follow the road surface at all times. In this manner, the road vibrations are decreased and the model guarantees a comfortable performance in all weather.

If you are interested in Hankook Kinergy ST tires, you can find the stock we currently have here.

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