This rule might sound obvious, but still everyone doesn’t follow it. The key here is that if you have temperatures below zero degrees, a winter tyre will perform better than a summer tyre. If you add ice or snow, the answer is even more obvious.
The key is
that the tyres that you use are approved for winter use. So even if you have all weather
tyres on your vehicle and they are approved for winter use, you will
be fine. If you don’t, then you shouldn’t be driving if you have any winter
Selecting the right tyres in the jungle of different tyres is not always the easiest task. Especially if you are not that knowledgeable about tyres and what differentiates them.
You can basically divide tyres into a few different
categories based on weather. The main ones are winter and summer tyres. Then
you have the all-weather tyre, which can be used all year around. You can also categorize
tyres based on performance, so the more regular tyres and then your high
performance tyres. Even the surfaces that you want to drive on can make the
tyre different. So you have your off road tyres, your heavy duty tyres.
The main choices tend to be a winter or a summer tyre,
where you will then choose based on what type of summer and what type of winter
tyre you want. When you choose winter tyres you have a bit more
options, as depending on what weather conditions you might face, you can have
either very snowy conditions or then very icy conditions. Here also personal
preferences tend to make an impact. Some people prefer to have either studded
and some prefer to have non-studded tyres. They both perform well during winter
conditions, especially if you select a high quality set of tyres. Trying to
save some money by selecting a tyre of lesser quality can be a decision that
negatively impacts your safety, your car’s fuel efficiency and the lifetime of
your tyres, so it is better to choose a better tyre for the challenging
conditions of winter.
tyres get better traction on ice, so if you drive on a lot
of ice and need the best possible grip, then you should choose a studded winter
tyre. If you will more meet conditions with not so much ice, more snow or then
sanded highways or city roads, then you should go for a non-studded tyre. They
both will, as mentioned, be able to handle winter conditions safely. They key
is to check rolling resistance rating to evaluate the fuel efficiency, rolling noise
as that impacts your driving comfort and then the wet grip. It is also good to read
safety reports and tyre tests in magazines to see how the tyres handle on ice
and snow before you make your final decision.
Driving in winter is not fun, or safe, unless you install proper winter tyres on your vehicle. Without winter tyres, you may as well end up parking it in your garage to wait until the temperatures become warm again. Back in the day, people used to fit snow chains on their tyres to keep them pliable on the snowy and icy roads in some areas. That is not necessary nowadays because advancements in technology have led to the introduction of winter tyres that perform well on snowy, slushy and icy roads. If you do not like the hassle of installing snow chains on your car whenever winter approaches, you can just buy a set of winter tyres to use during this season. Continue reading “Important Features of Winter Tyres”
Winter tyres are very important for safe driving during the cold season of the year. There are some countries or places across the world where they are mandatory and others where they are optional. If winters are extreme in the area you come from, you will be making a very wise decision to fit these tyres on your SUV even if they are not mandatory. You should not wait until you get stuck in a snowstorm to start thinking of buying them. They can help you drive with ease and safety in the icy, snowy and slushy wintry conditions. Continue reading “Tips on How to Use Winter Tyres For SUVs”
When you equip with your vehicle with the best winter tyres, there are various things you need to do to get the best service from them. Since these tyres are usually an expensive investment, you would not want to use them for a few weeks and start thinking of replacing them with new ones. If possible, the tyres should be able to serve you for several winter seasons depending on the severity of winter in the place that you come from. Continue reading “Tips for Maintaining Winter Tyres”