Buy Winter Tires for Safe Winter Driving

Friday, September 9, 2011 by Tire Rack Team

Tech Article on AWD/4WD SystemsSevere winter weather makes driving treacherous. But snow tires and wheels, planning and a little training can make this winter less difficult and dangerous.

No one wants to get stuck in the snow in the winter. Our recommendation? Buy snow tires. They're designed to excel in the colder temperatures, slush, snow and ice that many parts of the country experience for at least three months a year.

For example, when you compare all-season, O.E. 2011 F150 tires on a vehicle driven in Tennessee, an area that sees very little snowfall a year, the all-season tires will work well. But if you live in Minnesota and experience harsh winter conditions for a long period of time, all-season tires and 4WD aren't enough. Read, "Why Electronic Drivers Aids and AWD/4WD Systems Aren't Enough (Winter)."

Take a look at snow tire prices and snow tire reviews, as well, before you make your decision on which winter / snow tire is best for you.

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