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Think All Season Tires Are Good Enough For Winter Driving?

Posted in driving, General, How To, Tires by Kurt Ernst | February 26th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

This video shows why you should invest in a good set of winter tires if you live in snow country. It also demonstrates the differences between locking the brakes, threshold braking and ABS; the effect speed has on stopping distance and why you should never mix all season and winter tires on the same vehicle.

I live in Florida now, but spent better than 25 years driving in snow country. I’m a huge proponent of winter tires, and can tell you from personal experience that they do exactly as their manufacturers claim. A good set of winter tires, on a set of steel (or cheap alloy) wheels, will probably set you back less than the cost of your insurance deductible. I say it’s money well spent.

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3 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    I live in Florida too. Glad I don’t have to deal with that crap anymore.

  2. Kurt says:

    If only this state had a few mountains or twisty roads. I sure do miss driving on entertaining roads.

  3. Jim says:

    I’ll give you that. It is quite boring to drive on. Although we have a road “Scenic Highway” but you have to go slow through there. But it’s nice, you have the ocean on one side and fancy houses on the other side. Real nice when you can drive the motorcycle on it, but like I say it’s kind of residential so you can go too fast on it.