• 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…

  • Best winter tires for your car

    The best winter tires for your car will depend on what driving conditions that you will encounter during the winter season. It will also depend on what vehicle that you have. Tires will need to be adapted to the vehicle you have. If you drive a fast or heavy vehicle, you will need a high load or speed index. Heavier vehicle such as electric vehicles or hybrid, which are heavier due to the heavy battery packs, will require more wear resistant tires and preferably tires with low rolling resistance. Then it also depends on where you live, northern part of the country, mountainous regions or mostly flat and if you…

  • Tires that can handle winter conditions

    What are the tires that are winter approved and can be used during wintertime? Any tires that have the same severe service emblem that is depicted by the “Three Peak Mountain Snowflake“ symbol is approved for winter use. These include both types of winter tires, the studded and the non-studded plus the winter approved all-weather tires. This emblem signifying that they have passed the stringent requirements and based on performance tests are then approved use in severe winter conditions. The all-weather tires are composed of a specially formulated rubber compound that allows it to offer excellent traction even when the temperatures dip below freezing. The all-weather tire is actually a…