Don’t Let Your Tires’ Performance Drop with the Temperature; Good Reasons for Winter Tires<br /> <br />July 27th, 2010<br />
Snow Tires <br />Winter tires and snow tires are built with a singular focus, to perform in severe winter weather – includ...
Snow Tires cont.<br />Tire manufacturers can optimize a tires’ performance for specific weather conditions and temperature...
Flexibility<br />It starts with the actual rubber compound used to make the tire. For winter tires that compound is softer...
Siping<br />On winter tires the tread pattern is also significantly different. Winter and snow tires feature a significant...
Siping cont.<br />It pushes water away from the tread and the second is more traction because of all the biting edges.<br ...
A couple things to note about winter tires…<br />Almost all winter tires should be installed in sets of four only<br />The...
Belle Tire<br />People have trusted Belle Tire for the best value since 1922. Because at Belle Tire we challenge ourselves...
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Winter tires and snow tires are built with a singular focus, to perform in severe winter weather – including low-to-freezing temperatures, snow, ice and slush; while all-season tires are built with a much broader focus.

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Don’t Let Your Tires’ Performance Drop with the Temperature; Good Reasons for Winter Tires

  1. 1. Don’t Let Your Tires’ Performance Drop with the Temperature; Good Reasons for Winter Tires<br /> <br />July 27th, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Snow Tires <br />Winter tires and snow tires are built with a singular focus, to perform in severe winter weather – including low-to-freezing temperatures, snow, ice and slush; while all-season tires are built with a much broader focus.<br />the braking and handling of all-season tires doesn’t match that of dedicated winter tires <br />
  3. 3. Snow Tires cont.<br />Tire manufacturers can optimize a tires’ performance for specific weather conditions and temperatures, so winter and snow tires are built with different compounds, and specially designed features, so they perform better during winter months. <br />
  4. 4. Flexibility<br />It starts with the actual rubber compound used to make the tire. For winter tires that compound is softer so it maintains its flexibility when the temperature drops (all-season tires lose elasticity as temperatures decrease).<br />Why is flexibility important? It gives the tire more grip on the road and that improves acceleration and braking. <br />
  5. 5. Siping<br />On winter tires the tread pattern is also significantly different. Winter and snow tires feature a significant amount of siping more than their all-season counterparts, plus they are much deeper on winter tires.<br />Siping is the process of cutting thin slits, or grooves, on the tread <br />
  6. 6. Siping cont.<br />It pushes water away from the tread and the second is more traction because of all the biting edges.<br />One way to make sure that the winter tire you’re interested gets the best traction and performance in severe weather conditions is to make sure it’s branded with a pictograph of a peaked mountain with a snow flake<br />The symbol means that the snow tire meets the high standards of winter performance set forth by the organization. <br />
  7. 7. A couple things to note about winter tires…<br />Almost all winter tires should be installed in sets of four only<br />There are studded snow tires, tires that can have metal studs installed in them for added traction; however, in many states this type of winter tire is illegal because, as they cut through ice and snow they also significantly damage the road<br />The best time to install winter tires is when the temperature gets below 50 degrees and stays below 50 degrees on a consistent basis<br />Lastly, winter tires are only put into production once a year <br />
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