Many vehicles on the road today have anti-lock braking systems (ABS) or some kind of stability control. These features help the vehicle to maximize the available traction. Having said that, it may be concluded that these safety features negate or reduce the need for a winter / snow tire. However, these safety features can not provide more traction. They merely assist the driver with braking, cornering, acceleration and utilizing the existing traction. By switching out to a dedicated winter solution for the colder months, you now have the right tool to get the job done. Your available traction on the ice and snow will increase dramatically, in some cases upwards of 40% or more. For more information on how switching to new winter / snow tires can affect traction, read "Traction, Confidence and Control."
Snow and ice are the most challenging conditions drivers typically face; and the tires you choose can make a big difference. Today's dedicated winter / snow tires have proven to be able to blend good noise, comfort and winter traction. Take a look at, "Testing on Ice: Winter / Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires" to see the difference winter / snow tires make to the traction and control of your vehicle in winter driving.
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