The nation has already experienced several major snowstorms and it's not even officially winter yet!
There are some proactive steps you can take to help avoid being stuck on the side of a road in windswept, icy conditions this winter. For one, look at your tires . . . they can be your super hero on treacherous wintry roads.
A Matter of Physics
Simply put, the amount of traction that exists between the tires and road surface determines how well the vehicle accelerates, turns and stops. When road conditions deteriorate with ice and snow, tires become even more important.
First, make certain your tires are properly inflated and in good condition, which includes an acceptable amount of tread depth. The tread helps evacuate water and slush from beneath the tire and provides biting edges for traction in the snow and ice. If the tread on your tires is too worn down, time to buy a new set.
If you live in a region that experiences light to moderate snowfall, then a set of M+S rated, all-season tires in good condition is certainly a viable option.
The Duraturn Mozzo 4S+ is an example of a good quality all-season tire. Backed by a 50,000 mile limited tread wear warranty, it features four circumferential grooves for rapid water evacuation and an aggressive tread pattern with plenty of biting edges for traction.
If you live in the snow belt and regularly experience heavy snow and ice situations, you need to drive on purpose-built winter tires during the winter months. Yes it takes a little work to switch your tires out, but your dealer can help with that. And It is definitely worth the peace of mind.
Winter tires are that much better in snow and ice than all-season tires. The tread compound of the studless Duraturn Mozzo Winter tire for instance is designed to remain pliable in the most extreme temperatures – very important for grip.
The Mozzo Winter Ice tire (on the left) is studdable and designed to handle even more serious winter conditions, especially ice. The studs really dig into the ice.
We at Duraturn wish everyone a safe winter and encourage you to click on the banner below if you would like to learn more about our winter tire offerings.