Brrr! It’s getting cold out there! Did you know that when the temperature drops, so does the effectiveness of your all season tires and summer tires? Regular tires become stiffer in the dropping temperatures, unable to grip the road or maintain ideal traction control. Winter tires are essential to keeping you and your loved ones safe throughout this cold and blustery season. The main differences in winter and summer tires might surprise you:
Many motorists have experienced that moment of panic when they go to leave work or home only to find a flat or severely deflated tire. There are also those unfortunate moments when a tire blows out during driving or the less severe experiences when a tire is deflating slowly due to a puncture or damage. In these moments, as a motorist, do you know your options for tire repair or how to get back on the road?
With a few precautionary steps, your local mechanic can typically get you right in, inspect and repair the tire, or in some cases, recommend you to get new tires from TireTeam.com in order to get you back on the road in no time.
- Know what to do when a tire is flat, punctured, or blown.
- If you are driving when a tire goes out, turn into the skid, not against it, or the blown t ...[more]
You may or may not be aware of this, but the perfect tire doesn’t exist. If you are looking for a tire with excellent handling, treadwear, dry/wet/ice/snow traction, steering response, all-terrain capabilities, low roll resistance and a quiet, comfortable ride, you are out of luck. Some basic tire types include all season, touring, performance, winter, all terrain, mud, terrain, and commercial for passenger cars and light trucks.
All tires are a compromise. For instance, tires constructed from a hard rubber compound will wear longer than tires from a softer compound but will offer less traction. If you are looking for long treadlife and ultra high performance, you are forced to meet somewhere in the middle. The goal is to find the tire that offers the least compromise for your driving situation.
A big problem with tire shopping is tires are often purchased based on looks and/or price. You may end up with some very cool or inex ...[more]