Many different news channels have been reporting about the big snow storm sweeping in over the US but there has not been any discussion about the tires and the need for proper winter tires to drive in these wintry conditions.
find this very interesting and at the same time frightening. There is no law
regulating the use of winter
tires in harsh winter conditions and that’s why people may not have
proper tires for these challenging conditions.
If you want to stay safe on the road when there is a snowstorm, you need a safe car and high quality winter tires and you need to drive cautiously. Just having a safe car is not enough. The high quality winter tires will give you the necessary grip on wintry surfaces. If you don’t have winter tires on your car, you don’t get any real grip on slippery surfaces. Tires that are not designed for winter use are not designed to give you grip during the cold winter season. They are designed to work on dry and wet summer roads and can handle occasional rain, not snow and ice.
If you live in an area where the weather does not get to the extremes and where winters are mild, you can maybe manage with only one set of tires for the whole year. With a set of winter approved all weather tires you don’t have to change the tires between the seasons.
If you have
real seasons and winters are harsh, it is recommended to use two sets of tires
for the year, a set of summer tires for the summer season and a set of winter
tires for winter season.
If you need tires for a truck, especially if it is a heavy truck, you will need heavy truck tires. The selection of heavy truck tires will heavily depend on how heavy load you will transport, the distances and in what terrain. The weather will also impact the selection.
to be to check the technical manual to ensure that you select the best option
that fits your requirements. Driving a big truck in winter conditions requires
that you have excellent winter tires that have excellent grip and control.
For an all-terrain vehicle you need to make sure that you select a tire that can handle all terrains. The terrain will change drastically with weather conditions, so if you will operate your vehicle in an area that will experience winter conditions, then you will need a tire that can operate regardless of weather conditions in all different terrains.
terrain military vehiclestire
will not be an easy task and you might decide to change between winter and
summer season to optimize the performance. The technical manual will help to
guide your selection.
When you need new tires for your harvester, the options might look vast. However once you list your requirements and what weather conditions you want the tires to operate in, the tire options should have been significantly reduced. The technical manual will help you guide your choice selection.
need a harvester tires
that can work relentlessly regardless of what weather that you will face. You
will need stability and control with good grip regardless of the conditions for
your harvester to perform and deliver the expected value. Durability of the
tire will directly impact the downtime and the return on investment, so make
sure you prioritize high durability.
Excavators with tires instead of tracks tend to be chosen for the fact that they are very versatile. The fact that you can change tires on them, means that you can work even if you are facing harsh winter conditions. For an excavator, traction is very important. If the ground is covered with snow, you need to have tires that can handle those conditions and can offer you good traction.
tires can be
chosen from the technical manual, which can guide you to the best choice
depending on the tasks at hand.
When you have an armored vehicle, it will by default be very heavy., The military has a big need for armored vehicles that can move in more or less any terrain. The terrain will shift depending on weather, as the same area can go from very muddy during heavy rain to deep snow and slushy during wintertime.
terrain military vehiclestire need to provide the necessary stability in all
different terrains and avoid getting stuck. In addition it is key that the
tires are very durable to that they can remain in operations during long times
without having to change the tires. Check the technical tire manual for more
It is not easy to choose heavy tires and a wrong choice can be an economical disaster. In order to get the right tires for your heavy machinery, the easiest is to use the technical tiremanual to evaluate the choices that are good for your vehicle.
are very dependent on what terrain that you will work in, what weather is
present. Durability will be key for you to be able to deliver high value based
on your output. To reduce downtime is very important for expensive assets, to
make sure that you get a high utility out of your equipment. So regardless if
you choose a skidder tires
or an excavatortire, make the decision carefully.
For us in the Nordics, we all know what that means… The weather will gradually get colder, the days will get shorter. For us car drivers it also means that we will need to plan when to change our tyres from our summer tyres to winter tyres. It is important not to wait until the snow comes, but carefully plan and be prepared for the winter weather, by having winter tyres on your car before the winter weather arrives. So Start planing when to change to winter tyres already today!
Don’t get caught by surprise
There are a few things that you can do to avoid being caught by surprise. One is to already now start looking through your calendar. Try to find a suitable timing for changing tyres. It is good practice to put all your key dates into the calendar, before you decide. These dates can be certain holidays, school holidays, special events, dates from when it is allowed to drive with studded tyres and especially events where it is crucial that you have your car in driving condition. Once that is done and you have selected the date, then unless you are changing tyres yourself, I would already advise you to call the service station and book a time for the actual change. By being out in good time, should ensure that you get the time that you want.
Change to winter tyres-what type?
Most people would already have a set waiting from last season, but if it is your first season or your tyres were too worn out to survive to this season. Then you need to purchase a new set of tyres. For winter tyres, the quality is of utmost importance. This is not the time nor the season where you want to try to save a few euros. In winter you will need all the support you can to manage in winter conditions. Ability to quickly manoeuvre or braking fast and having a short braking distance can be very critical for your safety.
Make sure that you change to winter tyres, tyres that are approved for winter conditions. They will have a snowflake symbol. This guarantees that they have been tested for driving in winter conditions.
You have the option to go for a studded or a non-studded tyre.
With this information your should be able to have the right tyres on your vehicle before the snow hits, to ensure that you will be ready and stay safe!