tires. Saturday , November 25th , 2017 - 08:28:06 AM
Now you know that you absolutely need new tires, so what kind of tires do you buy? There are all kinds of tires that are made for all kinds of specific reasons. There are tires for durability, aggressive handling, and snow tires, to name a few. The everyday person not looking for fancy customization is recommended to buy an all-season tire. This is the kind of tire that comes on vehicles when they are purchased, unless otherwise asked. It is also commonly recommended that you buy the same kind, brand, and size of tire that you purchased with the vehicle. It is important to take note of that information. Even if you are unsure about what you are doing, take down the size and the type of tire so you know at least a little bit about it. Then you and your mechanic will be on the same page. Also, once the tires are purchased, it is imperative that you have a mechanic install the new tires. You want the job done right.
This is not really a good idea. As was mentioned above, winter tires are made of a softer rubber compound. That means they will wear down much quicker than a tire designed for warmer driving conditions. They are designed for wet slippery driving. Warm, dry pavement is not their friend, it is really their enemy. This is important for a couple reasons. First you will end up replacing your tires more frequently simply from wear. The primary reason for leaving snow tires on all year would be to eliminate the need for another set of tires but quicker wear will mean you will actually be buying tires more often. Secondly, a deep tread is important for a snow tire to be most effective. The tread helps the tire dig into snow and ice and the deep channels help to divert slush from under the tire. As the tire is worn by summer driving, its effectiveness in the winter is significantly diminished. Another reason to change tires as soon as the snow clears for good is for a more comfortable ride. All season tires and summer tires among other things are engineered for a comfortable ride. Snow tires are not. All season and summer tires are engineered to be quiet on the road, winter tires tend to be quite loud on the road. Since you are using a good snow tire, you can put a summer tire on your car for better performance. In this way you will be using tires specifically designed for the seasons you are driving in. This way you can achieve better traction and a smoother and quieter ride in all seasons.
Winter tires are specifically designed to grab snow and ice. Unlike an all season or summer tire, a snow tire is manufactured with a softer, more flexible rubber formula more suitable to cold weather. Using this compound, a winter tire retains its traction capabilities to hold the road better and to grip snow and ice. A summer or all season tire will tend to become more brittle and inflexible in cold temperatures and therefore it will slide much quicker. The ability to bite into snow and ice and to conform to the road is critical in the winter to avoid getting stuck, to steer and corner effectively and to stop. A tire not made specifically for cold weather cannot function effectively in winter stopping and cornering. Many newer cars are equipped with features like antilock brakes, stability control and even all wheel drive to help with effective maneuvering however, these systems are only as effective as the tires upon which all the systems are dependent. Picture an emergency room equipped with all the latest and best equipment ready to take care of any emergency thrust upon it. However, this ER is staffed by only first year med students. All the best technology in the world will not save lives without the critical knowledge of the doctor. In the same way, all the best traction systems on a car are useless without proper tires.
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