Approval of snow equipment is essential for safe driving and completely legally in France . Your equipment must comply with regulatory compliance in order to be used. Musher tire socks have been tested and certified UTAC CERAM but what is the UTAC CERAM standard or approval? Find out in this article what UTAC regulations are and the role of this organization.
WHAT IS UTAC CERAM?
UTAC, created in 1945, is the Technical Union of Automobile, Motorcycle and Cycle . It is a laboratory designated by the French State to carry out technical approval tests for vehicles or vehicle equipment . It was in 2008 that the Mortefontaine Automotive Research Test Center (CERAM) joined UTAC. The UTAC CERAM group is present in nearly 40 countries.
It offers services in many areas of land mobility and is involved in the regulation and approval of emerging technologies in the automotive industry. He carries out tests and to technical expertise , grants certification whether the product meets European standards and directives, etc. In addition, it also supports manufacturers in their process of completing an approval file . Approval results in the issuance of a European certificate of conformity.
UTAC REGULATIONS AND THE NF XP R12-781 STANDARD
One of the UTAC CERAM standards defines the technical specifications as well as test methods to guarantee the functionality of winter equipment intended to be mounted on tires. This equipment must be usable both on snow and on ice . but also on dry roads. This standard is called NF XP R12-781 . The aim of the tests is therefore to evaluate the reliability of non-slip winter equipment according to the requirements of this standard. The product must provide good grip on snowy or icy surfaces but also on dry bitumen .
THE MUSHER SNOW SOCK, COMPLIANT WITH UTAC CERAM APPROVED
Using UTAC CERAM approved equipment is a guarantee of safety and reliability . This is the case of the Musher anti-slip over-tyre , the first certified snow sock , effective on snow, ice and dry bitumen and therefore compliant with the NF XP R12-781 standard .
Conventional snow socks tend to tear on dry asphalt, so, although more economical and easier to install than snow chains, their lifespan is very limited. On the contrary, the non-slip over-tyres allow you to drive on dry asphalt for 150 km. at a speed of 50 km/h, useful when driving in the mountains where the presence of tunnels often forces drivers to stop to remove their chains or snow socks.
WHY OPT FOR ANTI-SLIP TIRES?
In addition to complying with the NF XP R12-781 standard, the anti-slip over-tyres are approved to the road regulations of panel B26 , requiring the installation of specific approved equipment such as snow chains or socks. to snow like Musher.
They are easy to install on car tires, but also on non-chainable vehicles. Thanks to its technology patented by the INPI , they adapt to all types of tires.
Because of its effectiveness on snowy or dry roads, its simple and intuitive installation in 5 minutes, Musher establishes itself as the obvious alternative to combine compliance with the law and security and efficiency . Get your approved anti-slip tires now and be ready to drive in the mountains with complete peace of mind!