Wintertime is challenging enough without adding high speed to the equation. You do not have to drive as fast as the speed limit, if the roads are snowy or icy. You should always adapt the speed to the conditions that prevail. If you have bad vision or bad weather conditions, a lower speed is certainly justified.
speed you will require a much longer braking distance to get your car to a
halt. This requires that you keep a much longer distance to the cars in front
of you. Also the risk for slushplaning increases if you have wet and slushy
conditions. This is a similar phenomenon as aquaplaning on wet roads. With wet
and slushy conditions, a speed reduction is really warranted.
New and good
quality winter tires will
help to ensure that you are safe while driving during winter conditions,
regardless of what type of weather you will face. They will contribute to
reducing the braking distance and prevent slushplaning. However, even with the
best set of tyres, as they wear out the risk increases. This is why you should
always check your tread depth and change tyres as soon as you go below 4mm
or non-studded tyresare the best at
keeping you safe while driving during winter weather. The studded
tyres will perform a bit better on ice, due to the metal spikes that
are able to dig into the ice and create great traction. Non-studded tyres utilize
unique design in the tread that will also be able to grip the ice and perform
just as well on snow.
of the tyres can have a significant impact of the performance of the tyres. A
high quality tyre will be of high quality due to the research and development
of the tyre’s technology. The ability to rigorously test the tyres in harsh
winter conditions is really important for the development and for the
continuous improvement of tyres regardless if they are studded or non-studded.
So when you buy high quality tyres, you will be in safer hands, when you drive
during these challenging conditions.
It is important to check the air pressure of your tyres often. During the winter, it might be that you need to top up your tyres with air, as the pressure drops with decreasing temperatures.
pressure in the tyres will
negatively impact your fuel consumption of your vehicle due to increased
rolling resistance. It also increases the tyre wear, which means you need to
replace the tyres more often. Your car will also not perform as well as it
should, if the tyres are not having the correct tyre pressure. This is
regardless if you have summer or winter
tyres mounted on your car.
If you equip your car with studded tyres, then you have the best possible winter tyre when it comes to winter grip. You will have great grip on ice, snow and slush. The grooves in the tread are designed to handle slush, and the studs protruding from the tread are designed to dig into the ice to give you that superior grip so that you can easily maneuver and brake on ice.
conditions are some of the most challenging conditions that you can drive in,
so make sure that you select a high quality winter tyres. Your
safety depends on it.
When you drive during the winter, you want to make sure that you take all the necessary precautions to make sure that you stay safe. In order to be sure that you are safe when you drive, you need a car that has the proper tyres to handle the challenges that winter brings with it.
should be approved for winter use and if it is harsh winter weather you should
have a set of suv studded
tyres to optimally handle icy, slushy and snowy roads. If you don’t
have winter-approved tyres mounted on your car, you should avoid driving when
you have real winter weather outside. It is even so that you should avoid
driving if the temperatures are below zero degrees. So make sure that you have winter
tyres mounted before you drive.
that you have the necessary items in your car in case you will end up being
stuck, including a shovel and some sand. Also good to have are warm clothes,
including warm boots, gloves and a winter hat. In addition for safe winter
driving you also need to have an ice scraper and a snowbrush.
What makes a tyre good? In my opinion it is the constant development, which is the result of extensive research and testing. All good tyre manufacturers will invest a lot of money to test tyres to constantly try to develop better tyres. Safety, better wear and better grip tend to be the key goals. When it comes to winter tyres, the testing is even more critical and not everyone has the right facilities to do that.
of what tyre that you want to buy, you need to do your research to ensure that
you get a good quality tyre. Tyre tests performed by car magazines tend to give
you some indication of how well tyres perform in certain conditions.
have the EU tyre label that gives you the answers to three tyre related
questions: rolling resistance, which translates into fuel efficiency, noise
emission, which translates into the sound level and the wet grip which shows
how good the tyre is when you brake.
A good tyres will
have been built solidly and the tread design has been optimized for the
challenges that you will face.
It can often be difficult to differentiate between tyres, at least by just looking at them. You will need to do a more thorough analysis to know which tyre will be a good tyre and which one will be not as good. To do your research online tends to be your best bet.
The EU tyre
label can give you some indication, especially for summer tyres. Reading tyre
tests can also give you a good indication of which ones are performing well in
the conditions that you plan to use the tyres in.
need to know what type of tyre you want to buy. There are big differences
between a summer
tyres, an all-weather tyre and a winter tyres. So
you can’t really compare these. You need to compare the tyres within the tyre segment
to know if it is a good tyre or not. If you want a winter tyre, make sure that
it is approved for winter driving. Also once you have selected a tyre, then
make sure that it also has low rolling resistance and low noise emission.
Winter season is the most challenging time of the year to drive. You can, however, make the driving in winter more enjoyable by installing richard mille replica a set of high quality winter tyres on your car. In winter you need a tyre that can give you good driving comfort as well as great control when you maneuver.
If the weather is good, winters are very nice. A nice sunny day with the sun reflecting in the crystal white snow as you cruise down the snowy roads is a great feeling. With good tyres there is no challenge or problem to do so. With good tyres you can drive safely.
All weather tyres are compromise tyres that can be used all year around. They will never be as good as a summer tyre in summer time in terms of performance as the summer tyre has been optimized for only that season. If you want to get the best performance out of your car, you are better off with a summer tyre.
During the winter, it is also always safer to have a specialized winter tyre, especially if you have really harsh winters. If you want the best combination of best safety and performance during the winter, you are better off with a winter tyres. So best is to have two sets of tyres, but you can often manage with a set of all-weather tyres if your winters are not too extreme.
Driving is not an option if there are real winter conditions, meaning you have either sub-zero temperatures or either snow, ice or slush on the road, and you have summer tyres on your car. In winter you will need dedicated winter tyres that are winter approved.
Summer tyres are great for summers, but not for winters and vice versa. If you go for all-weather tyres, they can be good for both summer and winter season.
There are a few reasons why you should check your summer and winter tyres, mainly due to safety and cost factors. It is good to do a visual inspection of your tyres regularly. If there are visible damages to your tyres, then drive by a tyre shop and get them fixed or replaced. Another safety item to check is the tread depth; if it is below 4mm then you need to purchase a new set of tyres. It is not safe to drive with tyres that have tread depth of below 4mm. In addition, you need to check the tyre pressure. Low pressure can be dangerous to drive with and both the tyre wear and fuel costs rise with low pressure. So keep your tyres in good condition.