Roadshow best snow and winter tires – Roadshow

Roadshow best snow and winter tires – Roadshow

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Even if your commute to work can’t tire on an ice hockey rink, the winter-a big difference for winter-weather driving.

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Bad weather increases the risk of fatal accidents by more than a third, and the risk is highest in the winter weather. This is no surprise. It conditions not snowing only affect the visibility, but also dramatically reduce the amount of grip available to the best of times. While all-season tires offer a good compromise, if you really need to, only a set of round tires for the whole year, dedicated winter tires to do a far better job. make sure that your winter commute is more dashing through the snow, and less of a crash due to a snowdrift, whether your car is four-wheel drive, four-wheel-drive or two-wheel-drive. 

Why? The aggressive tread pattern of winter tires, even studded winter tyres, makes a far better job in maximizing the grip when the temperatures are low and the weather is bad. They are often called the function of grooves, sipes, and a soft rubber mixture, which helps on loose snow and ice. However, it is worth noting that these characteristics for pure driving tyre noise and higher rolling resistance than an all-season so that your fuel consumption will, under certain circumstances, a slight decrease depending on which model you choose.

At the Roadshow, we spent many miles driving and push in all kinds of conditions, and on the way learned a lot about which tires are best for the conditions. Here is a short list of our favorite winter tire.

more: How winter tyres can make your vehicle safer


If anyone knows, in the winter, it is the Scandinavians. With the power to drive in the winter, seemingly in her blood, the Flying Finns know their way through the icy roads, and your tires are certainly not so good. Nokian, the Hakkapeliitta series tires for a long time, the best studded winter of the world, and I can personally attest to their quality in the slippiest conditions. Studded tires are not for everyone-they are loud on dry roads and they are actually illegal in many areas and the ultra-soft side walls on the Hakkas, that your handling will be compromised to say the least. They also have a directional tread, whereby the rotating restricted a bit, but if you must absolutely, positively, have to get there in the the worst conditions, the the tires for you.

— Tim Stevens


I’ve long been a fan of the Bridgestone Blizzak lineup. While the manufacturer offers a more street-friendly winter tire like the LM-series, I prefer the WS. In particular, the WS80, rating, the for more than an average amount of ice and snow. I pulled the car out of the snow, the offer of any other tyre blush, no matter what wheels are driven, and the WS80s, a serious amount of grip the street if you really frosty, too.

— Andrew Krok


in General, smaller, narrower tires are better grip for the winter weather. They cut through the snow and find the grippy stuff for the bottom of better. But, what happens if you be rolling on the big wheels, more and more often? Or, what if you go to some of the exotic Italian Mature with your exotic, Italian? The latest Pirelli Sottozero is the tire for you. Available in sizes up to 355/25R21, this is the right choice if you have a four-seasons-Lambo, McLaren, or any other bit of exotica. And you certainly should, as I found out, if you are around in a Lamborghini Aventador.

— Tim Stevens


Bridgestone Blizzak line is perhaps the best-known winter tyre name is currently available, but there is competition from the Michelin X-Ice coverings. Av -ailable in a variety of sizes and for a variety of vehicles, I have tires trusted X-Ice, in order to my personal cars as well as Roadshow long-term Tester — the harshest midwest Winter. For snow, ice or General cold weather, X-Ice is a solid option.

— Steven Ewing


My winter tire choice is long tires Bridgestone Blizzak, but in contrast to the popular WS series, I have opted for the LM-line. What is the difference? The LM line of Blizzaks better dry-pavement performance. That is suitable, the cars I’ve run in the winter and drove hundreds of miles in the city and on the highway. While all of the Blizzak is a good bet, Blizzak LM-tires the best of both worlds to give you, during the coldest and that’s snowiest times of the year.

— Sean Szymkowski

Released on Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:00:05 +0000

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