Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting Ready For Winter: Tires Part Two

What are the different types of tires for Winter driving?
  • All season tires: Most people can get by with standard all-season tires. As long as the tread is not worn out, you should be okay with all season tires.
  • Studded snow tires:  If you are in need of extra traction for severe mandatory have to drive in all storms then we still have Studded Snow tires that are the Greatest! If you find yourself driving in harsh snow conditions frequently, you might want to invest in studded snow tires. 
How does the tread on tires work to help me drive better in the snow?
The traction on your tires is what helps you to stop faster on wet and slick roads. If your tires are worn, and the traction is mostly gone, your stopping distance will be greater, and may cause an unnecessary collision. The channels and grooves in the tire tread is where the water and snow goes in and helps prevent hydroplaning.

  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated at all times. Watch this video HERE on how to check your tire pressure.
  • To tell if your tread is worn, you can use the penny or quarter trick. Put a penny or quarter head first into your tire tread. If you can still see the top of Lincoln's head, you need new tires. 

READ MORE about getting your vehicle ready for Winter!


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