Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
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British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow Â and the results were quite shocking.
Snow Tire Testing Front Wheel Drive Cars
Do you really need Winter Tires? Watch comparisons with the difference
between winter / snow tires and all-season tires by evaluating stopping and
cornering capabilities in winter conditions.
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Studding Your Own Tires--Bad Idea?
Uncertain of the age of the tires on my motorhome, I replaced them with
new. The old ones still had a lot of good tread left, a fairly aggressive
tread with lots of sipes, so I decided to put studs in them and make them
my winter tires for my Bronco. I got a full two seasons out of them, and
then this year one of them started to fail. So it was back to my Buckshot
Raidal Mudders for the winter. Since I still had lots of studs left over,
I decided to add some studs to the center lugs of the Buckshots. But that
was before I realized that it may have been the studs that caused the
damage to the old motorhome tire(s).
Winter Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires vs Summer Tires testing on Ice
Do you really need Winter Tires? Watch as Tire Rack compares the
difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by
evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities using an ice
rink as their test track.
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Tyre Safety Guide - Tyre Damage
In this video we take a look at some of the more common ways a tyre can be
damaged, what impact this can have and some simple guidelines on how to
check your tyres and what to look out for
Do winter tyres work? by autocar.co.uk
Two BMWs, two different tyres and lots of snow - we test the effectiveness
of winter tyres. More videos at
Does The Penny Tire Test Actually Work?
For years many of us have been told that when testing our car tires thread
to perform the penny test.How reliable is that? Kent Wainscott goes to
consumer reports headquarters to find out.
Winter tyres vs 4x4 - snow tyre test - autocar.co.uk
Which works best in the snow, winter tyres or four-wheel drive? We test
two otherwise identical Skoda Yetis to find out which is best. Read a full
Skoda Yeti review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/skoda/yeti
AutoSock: Snow Socks - Which? First Look Review
Winter driving can be dangerous but if you need to get about in your car
and can not afford winter tyres it may be worth taking a look at AutoSock's
snow socks for cars. We investigate their ability to handle the snowy roads
Click the link for loads of advice on driving your car in the snow
All Season vs Winter Tires: Car Expert Lauren Fix
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Many of today's vehicles leave the factory with all-season tires. While
all-season tires are intended to provide traction in a wide variety of
weather conditions, they don't offer the best traction when you drive in
snow or ice. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, has a closer look.
If you compare the difference between all-season tires and winter/snow
tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities, you
can tell there is a huge difference which will affect your safety on the
So, who needs winter tires?
If you drive in snow or on ice 2-3 times a year, then it makes sense to use
a winter tire. The right tire changes everything.
Many drivers think that that if their vehicle has 4WD (or AWD) that it
delivers great traction and does not need winter tires. This is false.
These systems do provide optimized traction over rear-wheel drive and
front-wheel drive vehicles but provide minimal traction in diagonal
handling and braking situations during snow and ice conditions.
With winter tires, you can feel the difference. Winter tires afford your
car improved levels of traction during all maneuvers, including
acceleration, braking, and handling.
The cost of winter tires is generally equivalent, if not less, than
replacement tires on the vehicle. The goal is to optimize tire performance
in treacherous driving conditions with the benefit of added safety.
The perception that winter tires are not as durable as other tires is also
false; the rubber is different, but comparable in durability.
What should I look for in a winter tire?
Tires marked with the mountain snowflake symbol meet or exceed industry
requirements, and have been designed specifically for use in cold weather
and severe snow conditions. Also look for a tire with a 40,000 mile
Winter tires combine responsive handling with the ability to grip through
snow and ice. Their rubber compounds remain flexible in cold temperatures
while their tread designs bite through snow and ice, as well as maintain
excellent wet and dry road traction.
Winter driving...ice and snow...slipping and sliding...dings and dents.
While today's ABS, traction control and stability systems maintain vehicle
control, they are programmed to limit a vehicle's mobility to the traction
available from its tires. With months of winter driving ahead, don't let
all-season tires hold you back. Wouldn't you rather drive on winter/snow
tires to help reduce travel times, tension and stress?
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter/Snow
Once again from Northern Sweden, home to a number of great winter test
sites and plenty of snow and ice, we tested a tires ability to accelerate,
brake and drive through the Arctic snow and on ice.
This round included several Studdable Winter / Snow tires, each featuring
deep treads molded in aggressive patterns designed to dig their way through
the snow while including molded-in holes to insert optional metal studs for
enhanced ice traction. We compared the General Altimax Arctic (both
unstudded and studded) along with unstudded Firestone Winterforce and
Pirelli Winter Carving Edge tires.