Don't postpone until you slide across some ice or into the car in front of you to install your winter tires. If you're unsure when to put on snow tires, it's when the temperature falls under 7°C. Snow tires offer enhanced traction, handling, and braking. Winter tires perform excellently in snowy environments and on the dry, cold pavement.
When to Put on Snow Tires: Put on All Four Tires at Once
When outfitting your automobile with winter tires, it's critical to install all four simultaneously.
Changing to snow tires aids your car in sustaining stability and control in wintery conditions. Not exchanging all four compromises the overall efficiency and safety of your vehicle.
Two Snow Tires Just on the Front
Don't replace just two winter tires on the front axle of an automobile. This error is hazardous and can make you lose total control of your car.
Installing only two snow tires on the front axle will enhance the clutch in the front, creating a false sense of confidence. Also, just putting on two winter tires diminishes the grip in the rear, making you oversteer.
Two Snow Tires Just on the Rear
Putting two snow tires on the rear axle will improve the rear grip. Though, it might surprise a motorist with a declined grip in the front, creating an understeer.
When the back of an automobile loses traction, you glide off the road backward. When the front of a car loses traction, you drift off the road forward.
Buying Snow Tire Checklist
When picking a winter tire, take into account your driving needs:
Before purchasing winter tires, think about your driving habits, the level of safety and performance you want from your tires and automobile, the local driving conditions, and how much winter driving you plan on doing.
If you need help selecting a set of winter tires, ask our experts at Buffalo Roadside Assistance.
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