How to choose the right winter tires

Models and types of tires when used in different climatic regions and conditions behave differently. We can argue that a particular model of winter tires is better than other tires, but it is not. At the choice of winter tires you can only give some recommendations in view of the conditions of their operation. First of all, when choosing winter tires, you need to pay attention to the studded and studded models.

Spikes allow you to reduce the braking distance, increase the coefficient of adhesion to the road, in conditions of snowdrift and ice, reduce the probability of slipping, so it is not so easy to choose the right winter tires.

Motorists who live in snow-covered areas or those that often travel outside the city are better suited for winter stud tires. Studded tires are out of season for temperatures ranging from -20'C to-5'C.The tires with an asymmetrical tread pattern are the most effective. They optimize grip on dense snow and ice, but worsen the coupling characteristics with dry asphalt. On a clean asphalt surface, during operation, they are shoveled, crashed and rustled.

Less effective in overclocking and braking in areas where most of the winter on the roads is wet snow or completely dry. Since the tires have a sufficiently large number of spikes, the contact area of ​​the wheel with the road decreases.

This leads to the fact that the coefficient of adhesion decreases and, as a result, driving control deteriorates. The best winter tires are of two types: the Scandinavian type( with snowy and icy roads, the maximum grip), the European type( with rain and wet snow, better grip on the road).Tires that are designed for a warm winter are European-type tires. They differ from the "Scandinavian" with a stiffer rubber compound and a number of sipes.

Protectors of "European" tires have "ribs" of drafts and, of course, they improve the control of the machine on the asphalt road. For the car enthusiast who chose non-studded rubber, you need to pay attention to the tread pattern. Best for wet snow fit tires with directional tread pattern. It contributes to the removal of mud from the wheels and wet snow. The pattern of such tires is similar to rain tires, their tread structure resembles a "Christmas tree".When choosing tires, the important parameter is the size. As a rule, the desired dimension of the tires is indicated in the manual of the machine.