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January 26, 2009

Winter Tire Tips

Bridgestone-Lead-Free-Wheels Waiting for Groundhog Day before deciding on winter tires for the family vehicle? Well think again, timing is everything in cold weather driving, and if you haven’t done so yet it’s time to get the ball rolling because it’s going to be a long winter.

Dunlop offers the following winter tire tips:

  • Install four winter tires. Do not mix tires with different tread patterns, internal constructions, speed ratings and sizes.
  • Select tires rated for severe snow conditions. Tires that meet this standard now carry both an M+S marking and a mountain/snowflake pictograph on their sidewalls.
  • As a tire wears, snow traction is reduced. Tires that are worn close to the treadwear indicators have reduced traction and should not be used on snow-covered roads or in severe snow conditions.

Click here for more on winter tire buying.

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