Yokohama Ice Guard IG52C Review

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Overview

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Features

The Yokohama Ice Guard IG52C is a studless tire that was manufactured for vans, sedans, coupes, and compact cars.  These winter tires are not only proficient in cold weather but can assist in driving challenges such as ice, snow, and slush. 

 The Ice Guard  IG52C tire provides all the business’s harsh snow service requirements and is labeled with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) icon.

Yokohama was established in 1917 in Japan.  In 1930, the first tire was produced at the Yokohama factory and in 1938, they manufactured the tires used on the Grosser Mercedes.  Three year later they began manufacturing tires for Japan’s zero fighter planes.  In 1954, the first snow tire for the company was released. Once 1969 hit, the company opened up a plant in the United States.  By the 90s, they were launching various tires on other passenger cars, leading them to where they are today.

Terrain

Stability on wet and dry roads is due to the triple 3-D Sipes that connect together to boost block rigidity. Dry handling, along with stability, can be attributed to the  extra-wide center rib and large control blocks. Snow, slush, and water are all effectively drained because of the circumferential power grooves and the lateral slush grooves.

Tire specifications & sizes

Specifications

  • Max Load:  1,047 pounds to 1,984 pounds 
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 50-51 psi
  • Tire Weight: 17 pounds to 30 pounds
  • Country of Origin:  Japan 
  • Tread Depth:  11/32 inches to 12/32 inches

The vehicles that the Yokohama Ice Guard IG52C fit include, but are not limited to,  the following:

  • Audi A3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevy Cobalt, Malibu
  • Ford Fusion, Fiesta, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Civic
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Mazda3
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Saab 9-5
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Suzuki XL-7
  • Toyota Prius, Camry, Corolla, Highlander
  • Volkswagen Jetta

Tire sizes available

14” 

  • 175/65R14 82T BW
  • 175/70R14 84T BW
  • 185/60R14 82T BW0
  • 185/65R14 86T BW
  • 195/60R14 86T BW

15”

  • 175/65R15 84T BW
  • 185/60R15 84T BW
  • 185/65R15 88T BW
  • 195/60R15 88T BW
  • 195/65R15 91T BW
  • 205/60R15 91T BW
  • 205/65R15 94T BW
  • 215/65R15 96T BW

16”

  • 195/60R16 89T BW
  • 205/50R16 87T BW
  • 205/55R16 91T BW
  • 205/60R16 92T BW
  • 205/65R16 95T BW
  • 215/55R16 93T BW
  • 215/60R16 95T BW
  • 225/55R16 95T BW
  • 225/60R16 98T BW
  • 225/65R16 100T BW
  • 235/65R16 103T BW

17”

  • 205/50R17 93T BW
  • 215/45R17 87T BW
  • 215/50R17 95T BW
  • 215/55R17 94T BW
  • 215/65R17 99T BW
  • 225/45R17 91T BW
  • 225/50R17 94T BW
  • 225/55R17 97T BW
  • 235/45R17 94T BW
  • 235/55R17 99T BW
  • 245/40R17 91T BW
  • 245/45R17 95T BW

18”

  • 225/40R18 92T BW
  • 225/45R18 91T BW
  • 245/40R18 97T BW
  • 245/45R18 100T BW

Warranty

These Yokohama tires are  covered by a warranty for the life of the original usable tread depth (the original tread depth down to the level of tread wear indicators molded at 2/32 inch  or for 5 years from the date of  the original purchase with a receipt required or 6 years  from the date of manufacture if a receipt can not be purchased, whichever comes first.

Customer reviews

Many of the customers that have purchased these tires are amazed at how well they hold up and how proficient they are.   Quite a few customers were extremely happy with how these tires handled in the winter weather and were pleased with the price tag as well.  Gas mileage was also brought up in reviews, stating that these tires did well on mileage and did not seem to make prices at the pump go up any.  

Confidence is also something that people talked about when reviewing Yokohama tires.  What was once a concern in winter weather is no longer an issue as these tires give a great deal of people the confidence they need to drive safely in snow and ice.

Conclusion

The Yokohama Ice Guard IG52C works exceedingly well for cold winter months, regardless if there is snow or not.  With superior handling and excellent fuel efficiency, these winter tires have long tread lives.  They are resistant to wear and can help you face any challenge in the winter months.  And to receive the best handling and performance on any vehicles, Yokohama recommends putting four new tires on at the same time.