• Drive cautiously when you have winter conditions

    How you drive is always important, especially when you face challenging winter and spring weather. Slippery surfaces such as snow, ice and treacherous slush makes driving much more difficult. To handle these conditions, you need to adjust your speed and drive more cautiously. In addition to driving cautiously you also need to have proper winter approved tires on your vehicle. These should be either dedicated winter tires or then all-weather tires that are approved for winter use and have the severe service emblem on the sidewall of the tire. You might even have to use snow chains over your snow tires to improve the grip in certain areas that require…

  • Even all-wheel drive vehicles will need proper winter tires

    There seems to be a myth that you don’t need to have winter tires on your vehicle if you have an all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive vehicle. The truth is a 4 wheel drive vehicle will end up in ditches just as often as any others due to badly educated owners who have only been sold on how good the grip and the forward traction is on these vehicles in any terrain. The truth is that the tires does not know whether they are placed on a 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive vehicle when they need to stop on ice or snow. Proper winter tires can save lives…

  • Keep your snow tires on your vehicle until the warm weather is there to stay

    Knowing when change from your snow tires to your all-season tires seem to be a science in its own. It is not easy to anticipate when to change to still ensure that you have the best safety. If you end up changing to early and the snow returns it isn’t safe to drive and you should avoid using the car. So therefore, the more dependent you are on the car for everyday use, the later you should probably change to your all-season tires. Since weather will always be quite unpredictable, you might just want to use the temperature. You should change to the snow tires when the temperature start going…

  • What to consider when buying tires

    There are a lot of things to consider when buying car tires.  It is important to take in account they type of driving you will be doing and what kind of weather conditions you will be driving in. Depending on where you live in the United States will therefore play a part, at least if you are looking for car tires for year-round use. High-quality tires that are adapted to what kind of driving you will be doing and what kind of road conditions you will be driving on, can actually help prevent hydroplaning, offer better traction, smoother and silent drive, just to mention a few advantages. In addition, it…

  • Make sure that you understand tires and what your vehicle needs

    Tire selection isn’t the easiest task, and most people don’t recognize how important they are for the safety when you drive. The whole tire nomenclature is a bit confusing and you often see people with worn out tires as they don’t understand what can happen when you drive with worn out tires. It is important to understand the tire nomenclature that the tires that are most commonly used are the all-season tires or summer tires. They are used during the warm seasons when you are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The rubber compound used in these will harden once you go below this. You then have the tires that can be…

  • Passenger cars and SUVs both need premium winter tires

    There are a lot of differences between passenger cars and SUVs, where the SUVs are larger and heavier and tend to be safer vehicles according to crash and survival data. They do however both need to use winter tires or at least winter approved tires when driving in winter conditions. All-season tires are not intended for winter use and are therefore not approved for those conditions. The reason why they aren’t approved is that the rubber compound used in them will become hard as they are optimized for warm temperatures, not freezing levels. Winter tires have soft rubber compounds that allow them to stay flexible and agile in order to…

  • When to consider studded tires

    Studded tires should be considered if you live in an area that experiences lots of hardpacked snow and ice in the winter. This is because the main advantage of studded tires is the superior grip on icy and hard-packed snowy roads. The studded tires provide an additional level of grip because they are not just interacting with the road surface conditions; the studs penetrate frozen precipitation and dig in like miniature anchors. They also make a lot of sense if you live in an area with long winters like Alaska or in any of the seven States that allow unrestricted use of studded tires.  Studded tires are not allowed in…

  • Having winter approved all-weather tires means that can drive safely on snow and ice

    Tire selection is important, and it becomes even more important when you make the selection for winter tires or winter approved all-weather tires, as driving on snow, ice and slush that occurs during the winter season require the correct tires that can handle that. The tread has to be wide enough to channel slush through it and be able to remove it quickly to the side so that you don’t risk losing control over your vehicle, which happens when the layer of slush remains between the tires and the road surface and resulting in slushplaning. The advantage with winter approved all-weather tires is that you don’t have to alternate between…

  • Snow tires and winter tires are the same

    When it comes to winter tires, they used to be called snow tires as they were used once you had a snowfall, nowadays they have evolved and nowadays snow tires is used synonymously with winter tires, as that better indicates their ability to also handle ice and slush that frequently occur during the winter. Winter tires now refer to tires that are approved for winter use and have the severe service emblem aka snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. This is different from the M+S marking that just indicates that the tread can handle mud and snow due to more transverse tread placement and self-cleaning tread. When it comes to winter tires that…

  • Good quality tires can often give you good warranties and satisfaction guarantee

    By investing in high quality winter tires, or as you they are also commonly referred to as winter tires, you want to make sure that you invest in car tires that can provide you with both the driving comfort that you want out of them as well as the necessary grip and safety performance. It is important that they have the perfect grip and traction on the main surfaces that you drive on during the winter season. For winter tires you have usually the option of studded tires or non-studded ones. The studded has metal studs, which can dig into icy surfaces to generate excellent grip and traction. This makes…