What are UTQG Ratings?


Proof that Mastercraft tyres will give you more mileage is on the sidewall of the tyre. Treadwear is one of three UTQG (Uniform Tyre Quality Grading) ratings for drivers to compare the value of different tyre brands. The higher the treadwear rating, the more mileage you could expect from the tyre.

All passenger tyres sold in America must, by law, have these UTGQ ratings marked on the sidewall of the tyre. This is why we can guarantee Mastercraft Tires to last up to 60,000kms.

Treadwear grades are an indication of a tyre's wear rate. The higher the treadwear number, the longer it takes for the tread to wear down.
A ‘standard' control tyre is assigned a grade of 100. The treadwear rate of all test tyres is compared to the ‘standard' tyre. For example, a tyre grade of 200 should wear twice as long as the control tyre. Treadwear grades are tested under controlled conditions using four vehicles fitted with test tyres that run in convoy. The vehicles repeatedly run a specified 640 kilometre road course for a total of 11,520 kilometres. Tread depths are measured every 1,280 kilometres and the measurements for each vehicle are averaged to give a projected wear-out life.
Test Vehicles Testing Equipment

Traction grades are an indication of a tyre's ability to stop in the wet. A higher grade should allow your vehicle to stop on wet roads in a shorter distance than a tyre with a lower grade. Traction is graded from highest to lowest as AA, A, B and C.
Traction Testing on various surfaces Control Tyre

Temperature grades are an indication of a tyre's resistance to heat. Sustained high temperature (for example, driving long distances in hot weather), can cause a tyre to deteriorate, leading to blowouts and tread separation. From highest to lowest, a tyre's resistance to heat is graded A, B or C.

How do the UTQG ratings of Mastercraft's Touring LSR compare to equivalent original tyres?

The chart below compares the UTQG ratings of the original tyres, that come factory fitted to six popular passenger and SUV vehicles against Mastercraft's Touring LSR. See how Mastercraft's Touring LSR can give you up to 3 times the mileage.

For example the original factory-fitted tyre on a Mazda 3 Neo has a treadwear rating of 220, the alternative Mastercraft LSR tyre has a treadwear rating of 780. This indicates the Mastercraft tyre could give you up to 3.55 times more mileage than your original equipment tyres.



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