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How To Decide On The Correct Tires For Driving In The Harsh Conditions Of Winter

Aug 18, 2007
One of the most important decisions that you will have your life time is choosing what type of tires to buy for your automobile. The most important time when choosing tires is in the winter. Many places now days it snows and have ice on the road ways, which can be very dangerous and deadly to drive on. This is not a hard thing to do if you have the right information to choose your tires in the winter.

The first thing you might want to do when going to look and buy tires for the winter is check your owners manual to see what type and size of tire you can put on your automobile. The next thing you should do is go and buy the right winter tires for your automobile to help you on the slick, wet and icy roads. These types of tires can be used in anyplace as long as they do not have metal spikes on them. Unless you live in a place that ice is very common in the winter then be sure to have metal spikes on them so you can dive safely and keep your other tires for when winter is over and you can switch back to regular tires. These tires are only allowed in the winter time and are banned from ten states, so be sure to check with the local police before using these types of tires. The other thing to remember is when putting and buying snow tires for your automobile make sure that there all the same type. This is very important if you car is front wheel dive so you do not drive in an unsafe automobile. If you use mismatch rear tires the braking traction on icy roads is very bad.

When you go and choose tires make sure you do not go over the biggest size that you can put on your automobile, because if you do you tire will rub the fender wells and underneath the car and can have a difficulty in turning or controlling your car. One of the rules in making snow tires is that they have large empty space in their tread to have better traction on the snow than regular tires and all season tires are more about having a quit ride with good traction.

Another type of thing you can do in the winter is having tire chains on your tires. This can help you traction buy a lot, so much that numbers can't explain it. Make sure you have the right size and type of chains that you can put on your tire or if you have the wrong type they can make the tire fail. If you read and look over these steps every time winter season is approaching it can help you drive safely on the snow and ice filled roads. These steps will help you buy and have safe tires on your automobile during the winter season.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about tires as well as custom wheels at http://vintagewheelsplus.com
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