Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Get a Grip on Slippery Winter Roads

Showdown on the ice at the Pepsi Center, Denver.

A specialty tire for winter driving will give you added grip on snow and ice. Don’t be the guy who spins out, gets stuck in a snow bank, or just stays home because of bad weather.  All-wheel or 4-wheel drive is a solid foundation to safe winter driving and winter tires complete the package.

Is there a difference between a general purpose tire and a winter specific tire? I drove BMW’s equipped with “all-season” tires and Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 winter tires on the ice. There is a huge improvement in grip with the winter Blizzak tires. 
The video below that I produced shows a red BMW 328i with Blizzak tires outperforming the silver BMW with all-season tires under acceleration, braking, and cornering.

Tire Rack was instrumental in making this tire comparison possible. Tire Rack is the go-to source for tire information and product availability. Tire Rack performs extensive independent tire testing and they gather customer survey data that they pass on to you. Tire Rack will ship tires to your door or to a convenient affiliate shop for mounting on your vehicle. Tire Rack: 888-541-1777 or online


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