The iceGUARD iG53 is Yokohama’s Studless Ice & Snow winter tire developed for the drivers of sedans, minivans, coupes and crossovers who want to maximize their traction in challenging winter driving conditions. Featuring Yokohama’s advanced winter tire technology, iceGUARD iG53 tires are designed to perform at their best in cold temperatures on dry, wet, slushy, snow-covered and icy roads.
Yokohama BluEarth branding is used to identify an ecologically focused series of tires designed to deliver environmentally, human- and socially friendly solutions for drivers and their vehicles. iceGuard iG53 tires featuring BluEarth branding are identified as such on their “Sizes” and “Specs” pages.
Yokohama iceGUARD iG53 Absorptive Balloons Closeup
The specialized winter compound of iceGUARD iG53 tires is molded into a directional pattern with a wide, center rib designed to increase contact with the road, or with the ice and hard-packed snow. The absorptive balloons in the tire compound help remove the layer of moisture that forms on top of ice, allowing the tire to grip the texture of the surface. Zigzag circumferential grooves help evacuate water from the contact patch while also creating edges for grip in snow and on ice, and 3D triple sipes combined with micro diagonal sipes further improve traction in slippery conditions.
The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts on top of a two-ply polyester cord casing to blend durability and ride comfort. A nylon reinforcement ply helps to enhance handling and provides high-speed capability.
The iceGUARD iG53 Studless Ice & Snow tire meets the industry’s severe snow service requirements and is branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
Install Yokohama iceGUARD iG53 tires in sets of four only.
Due to the traction capabilities of iceGUARD iG53 tires, Yokohama recommends using them only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.
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