It’s time for winter tires

Beginning of winter – the most dangerous time of year the number of road accidents. This stems from the carelessness when changing to winter tires summer. Of course, preparing the car for winter – an expensive and troublesome, but undeniably necessary. Quality “shoes” need “iron horse” no less than a man.

Winter tires

Winter tires

Pull up to the first snow at zero temperature is not necessary. Already a mark below 6 degrees is an indication that the time has come pereobuvki. Summer tires harder, so in the cold grip of its road cars will be minimal and can bring on the first turn. Winter tires soft, provides quality traction. However, her choice is not simple, and depends on the model of tire behavior on the road.

The first question to take tires with studs or without them. Here remember what the weather conditions in your area, both qualitatively road service work, and evaluate your experience and the experience of driving. Beginners with no questions need to stay on spike – it on ice reduces the braking distance by 25%. In rich on snow and ice regions without spines also have difficulty. Conversely, if your roads cleared year round, and the snow melt has the property regularly, spikes will be ineffective.

When selecting studded rubber remember that the more spikes on it, the higher the coefficient of traction, the car obediently, reduced stopping distances and slip. The more randomly scattered spikes on the rubber surface, so their job effectively. For those who have decided to spike the usual rubber alone, it is necessary to clarify whether the seller is subject to your chosen tires spike.

Winter tires

Winter tires

In the absence of spines decisive influence on ride quality has Protector. The more staggered rectangular shashechek, the easier it will be to cope with the cars on the road. The tread pattern similar to the summer “herringbone”, enhance the car’s handling on wet snow. Due to this pattern would be better discarded slush from under the wheels. Enhances grip Stock treads fine lamellae. Tread depth is also important. Its normal size 9-10 mm.

Non-studded tires, as mentioned above, I choose to ride on the pavement. It produces less noise, more effective for acceleration and deceleration due to the better, in comparison with spiked traction. When installing rubber required to pay attention to the markings to install it correctly, as the outer part of the tire adapted for driving on asphalt, and internal – in the snow.