Is A Full Set of Winter Tires The Way To Go?


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Winter tires give drivers the extra traction, braking and handling they need to confidently drive on snow and ice. With specialized rubber compounds and tread designs, winter tires are better able to handle adverse weather conditions. Read More at

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Is A Full Set of Winter Tires The Way To Go?

  1. 1. Is A Full Set Of Winter TiresThe Way To Go? December 2011
  2. 2. Winter tires give drivers theextra traction, braking andhandling they need toconfidently drive on snow andice. With specialized rubbercompounds and tread designs,winter tires are better able tohandle adverse weatherconditions.
  3. 3. Reasons for Winter TiresThe tread of a winter tire remains flexible to preventsnow buildup and help with traction on ice. However, isinstalling two snow tires versus a full set of four a goodidea? This answer is no and here are some reasons why aset of four snow tires is the only way to go.
  4. 4. Don’t Mix and Match Snow TiresThe technology tire manufactures are using on theirwinter tires is as advanced as ever, but no amount oftechnology will overcome a car owner’s decision to installtwo winter tires instead of four.
  5. 5. Manufacturers RecommendInstalling Four Winter Tires Click to Watch
  6. 6. Reasons for Winter Tires•Regardless of advanced safety features that avehicle may have, traction comes from tires grippingthe road.•If a car or truck has two different types of tires thenthe vehicle won’t react the same way when braking. •Snow and ice will only make the problem worse by causing the vehicle to become unbalanced, which greatly increases the risk for spinning out.•It is also important to know that ABS brakesand traction control don’t improve traction. •The ABS feature prevents brakes from locking up and simply limits your cars braking to the traction level of your tires. Both anti-lock brakes and traction control only help prevent drivers from over braking or overpowering the available traction of their tires.
  7. 7. Reasons for Winter TiresA study conducted by the Quebec Ministry ofTransport showed that winter tires improve braking upto 25 percent over all-season tires and improvescollision avoidance by 38 percent. Installing a set offour matched winter tires on a vehicle is the only wayto ensure that a vehicle gets these benefits.
  8. 8. Don’t Guess What Tires are Rightfor your VehicleWhen replacing tires, always consult the ownersmanual from the vehicle manufacturer to determinethe best tires for your car. It is also important to note,always match tires and never mix with differentperformance or speed ratings. Different tire brandsand/or sizes will have different traction levels andimpact cornering capabilities and other safetyattributes.
  9. 9. Automobile manufacturers such as Ford, Chrysler, GM,Toyota and BMW also include a placard label with thevehicles tire information, which is normally located onthe vehicle door edge, door post, glove box or fueldoor.
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