Winter is here, and with it, the annual discussion about winter tires. Most car enthusiasts know that dedicated winter tires are the best choice for driving in deep, unplowed snow. But there’s so much more to it than that. For example, there’s a lot to consider when making a winter-tire purchase. And what makes a winter tire different from an all-season? Finally, how do I convince my non-car-savvy acquaintances that their factory all-seasons won’t do the job in a blizzard? Driving in winter weather can be very dangerous. However, there are steps you can take to make winter weather driving a safer more enjoyable experience. Near the top of that list is investing in a quality set of winter (snow) tires. Right off the lot, most cars come with all-season tires. Drivers should be know that all-season tires doesn’t necessarily mean “all year,”. All-season tires are manufactured to handle several […]
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Know the facts before you buy new tires Fast facts: New tire checklist Check your vehicle documentation for compatible tire types. Tire size is defined by width, diameter, and the height-to-width aspect ratio. The load index tells you how much load your vehicle is able to support. The speed rating tells you the maximum speed the tire is capable of. Fit the same model and brand of tire on all four wheel positions. The performance and handling of your vehicle depend on the tires. After all, tires are the only contact between the car and the road. So, when it’s time to buy a set of new tires for your vehicle, there are multiple factors you’ll want to take into consideration, including your driving style, budget, and the region where you live. Key requirements The first requirement when choosing new tires is that they is the compatibility with your vehicle. […]