What Are the Types of Winter Tires?
If you want to be prepared for snowy, icy roads in Richmond, VA this winter, choosing the right tires for your vehicle is essential, and we can help at Moore Cadillac. There are two primary types of winter tires that include studded and studless.
Studded tires are only legal in certain states, and even these states have strict regulations on how they’re used. If you drive with studded tires on roads that aren’t covered with ice and snow, it can cause damage to the road surface. However, studded tires can be beneficial during certain instances. Studded tires are able to effectively break up heavily packed snow for a more secure grip on the surface of the road.
Studless tires use tread patterns to maximize traction. A winter compound is also used on studless tires that optimize the flexibility of the rubber in cold temperatures. The aggressive design and sharp edges improve performance on snowy roads.
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