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Winter tends to be the most challenging season to drive in, especially if you have actual winter conditions with snow and ice. If that is the case, you will need to have proper winter tyres to drive safely. It is essential to have tyres that are approved for winter use on your car during the winter. The tyres should be mounted on the car before the arrival of the winter weather so that you can drive safely. Winter tyres are superior to summer tyres already when the temperature goes below seven degrees Celsius. So don’t wait for the snow to arrive before you change to winter tyres. The problem with summer tyres is that they become hard when the temperature goes towards freezing, is that they lose the traction that they have at warmer temperatures. All-season tyres are great for areas with unpredictable weather during the year and where the…

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The non-studded tyres are great winter tyres, and they can also be better than studded tyres, depending on the circumstances. This makes a choice for winter tyres not always so straightforward. Today, you can get non-studded tyres, also known as friction tyres, that have excellent grip on both snow and ice. This was not always the case. In the past, the studded tyres were far superior. Before, if you needed a good grip on ice, you only had the choice of studded tyres. Nowadays, you might have to rethink your choice of studded tyres as innovation and technology have progressed a lot for the non-studded tyres. This is, however, also the case for the studded tyres. With non-studded tyres, you don’t any studs to lose when making fast starts or stopping quickly, which can be detrimental for the studs. The studs will also wear due to abrasion, so they will…

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Balancing your tyres is something you can’t do yourself, you will need to take your tyres for tyre service, where they will take your tyres off and put them in a rotating machine that measures the side forces on the tyre, the machine calculates what weight should be added to counteract these forces and balance the wheel. When the weights, which should be environmentally friendly and not contain lead, have been added the wheel should rotate smoothly. When you change between summer and winter tyres, or just rotate your tyres at a tyre service station, they will check if the tyres are balanced. If you drive with wheels that are not balanced, the tyres can wear unevenly, and the steering wheel can rattle and decrease the driving comfort. Uneven wear can cause your tyre lifetime to decrease. In addition to that the tyres need to be balanced, they also need…

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It is very important to equip our car with good quality tyres after all tyres are the most important part of the vehicle. It is constantly in contact with the road surface, and it is the tyres that create traction. The car is only as good as its tyres. To take an example, when a race car makes a pitstop, it’s the tyres that are checked and changed. It is also important to maintain your tyres, keeping an eye on tread depth and tyre pressure. The tread depth has importance in hydroplaning in that not enough tread depth can increase the risk. This is because the grooves on the tyres work to siphon water away from the surface between the tyres when the road is covered in water. If the grooves are not adequate because the tread depth on the tyres it too low, it can cause aquaplaning. The same…

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