Driving on wet, icy roads in winter with a vehicle that has all season or summer tyres can be very dangerous. If you live in an area that experiences harsh winter weather and are mindful of your safety as well as the safety of the people you carry in your vehicle, you would definitely consider fixing studded tyres when this season approaches. Apart from keeping you safe, these tyres will make your driving experience in winter much better. They are a preferred choice for many people who live in cold climates and own vehicles.
So what exactly makes a studded tyre great? This tyre is built specifically for use in winter. It is built with improved traction in mind. When you fix it on your car, you will be able to accelerate, decelerate, cut corners, brake and grade-climb much easily even when you are driving on snow-packed roads. The two most important things that you are going to enjoy from these winter tyres are braking and decelerating. They are built in a manner that uses radial force and the weight of the vehicle to improve both grip and traction.
Before you go ahead and buy a studded tyre, you need to make sure that you come from a place that experiences extreme weather conditions in winter such that the roads are covered in ice and snow. If you come from an area that experiences moderate weather conditions in winter or no winter at all and purchase this tyre anyway, you will be making a very wrong decision. This is because studded tyres can cause huge damage to road surfaces that are not covered in ice or snow. The special rubber that they are manufactured from is made specifically deeper for providing better balance when driving on snow, ice or asphalt.
You need to make your selection wisely when buying the studded tyres. While it may seem obvious, those few square centimeters of the tyre are the only contact that your vehicle has with the road. You need to make sure that you are buying the right size of tyres that will be up to the job. The quality of the winter tyres you will buy is also important. Since they are used in very harsh conditions, they can wear out really fast if they are not of great quality. The best thing to do is to buy from a manufacturer that is known for making high quality tyres.
Proper installation of the studded tyres is just as important as selecting the right tyre. If you have never installed this type of tyre in the past, it will be a good idea to hire a professional to do the installation for you. There are some tyre stores that will install the tyres immediately when you buy from them and others that will leave the task to you. If you will be required to look for an installer by yourself, make sure that you look for someone that is experienced in the installation of this particular tyre.