After last winter slipping about I changed car tyres to four winter tyres. The transformation is unbelievable. Traction is excellent through snow, on ice and also heavy rain and slush.
The car is a rear wheel drive Lexus GS300
The Tyres are Pirelli Sottozero Serie II.
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.
Icy Slides in Surry County NC
Big Rig gets away from driver on an ICY ROAD almost hitting cameraman.
In the aftermath of a winter storm that glazed roads over with slick sheets
of ice many drivers were caught sliding, unable to control their vehicles.
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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Saffron Walden to Ashdon in the snow
driving my rear wheel drive Lexus IS200 from Saffron Walden to Ashdon,
camera is a FujiFilm S2000HD hooked up to the rear central headrest with a
GorillaPod SLR. tyres fitted are Nokian WR, great traction.
Journey from Ashdon was a little more entertaining as there was more snow
but I had quite alot of waiting for slower cars, near the start there is a
BMW parked at the bottom of a hill, this got stuck on the most shallow
Ok, I wasnt the fastest driver but I was controlled, safe & got to my
destinations, I know there are many of you that could do a better job, all
I can say is Meh!
Winter tyres, well worth the purchase!
Tire Rack Tire Test - Turning Potential Into Performance No Matter What The Weather
Can winter / snow tires control the power of a Maserati in slippery, snowy
conditions and make them more practical to drive in the winter? This video
demonstrates the differences experienced in real world winter driving
between a Maserati GranTurismo S fitted with Original Equipment Pirelli P
Zero summer performance tires and one fitted with Pirelli Sottozero
performance winter / snow tires. A jaw-dropping difference in stopping
distances is a video highlight.
a test of the winter tyres on my 1 Series
Forgot about this rather steep little hill (camera doesnt do it justice but
see the angle of the trees) whilst taking a shortcut through the back lanes
to avoid traffic. Just about got up there second attempt using the entrance
to a field to straight line the corner, quite surprised as the Falken
Eurowinter tyres have their limitations on ice, like anything without
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
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 and the results were quite shocking.
Winter tyre test UK, Real world test of winter tires
A side by side comparison in real world conditions of winter tyres and
summer tyres on rear and front wheel drive cars. Test conducted in December
2010 in Wales on untreated private road. Conclusions are that any winter
tyres is better than no winter tyre, new winters are much better than worn
ones, and a rear wheel drive car with good winters on is just as good as a
front wheel drive one in the real world.