Tuesday , May 11 2021

The voice of Safe in the winter

Since November 15, winter car equipment is mandatory.

Winter is almost always surprised by unpredictable weather conditions, which can cause many traffic problems. Although, according to the first forecast, weather scientists do not expect winter as winter, it's good to be ready for winter surprises where winter quality tires will save you a lot of innocence.

Some drivers also choose summer tires and snow chains in accessories in the winter. Moreover, they forget that summer tires are unsuitable for situations where temperatures fall below seven degrees Celsius. Summer tires on a cold, sunken or glacier basis do not offer such effective traction as winter tires. The tread composition adapts to warmer temperatures and due to the different summer tires it is not suitable for cold winter temperatures. On the other hand, thanks to the soft and elastic blend, the winter elastic quality, in extremely cold weather, remains soft and keeps its handle, thanks to the tread pattern itself, in winter, ensures good adhesion and brighter control of the vehicle. Therefore, winter tires are not only vital for a reliable snowmelt, but are also extremely important for safe odor at low winter temperatures.

As a tire selection tool, many tire tests can be performed by independent automakers. Although a common conclusion is that there is no universal tire that is good in all categories, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin and Continental tires are the best in testing.

One of the most well-known tests is that prepared by the Slovenian AMZS along with other European car groups such as ADAC and AMTC as well as the tests of the recognized German Autobild Autobild.

In the most developed 205/55 R16 (91H) dimension used by a lower mid-range car (Audi A3, BMW 1, Citroen C3, C4, Hyundai i30, Kia ceed, Mercedes A, B, Peugeot 2008, 207, 307, 308, Renault Megane, Scenic, Seat Leon, Octavia, Toyota Auris, Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Touran …) were the best models of Continental WinterContact TS 860, Goodyear UltraGrip 9 and Dunlop Winter Response 2.

In the 175/65 R14T dimension used by smaller cars (Citroen C2, Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 206, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Up), the highest result was given to the Continental WinterContact TS 860 and Dunlop Winter Response 2 tires.

Among the SUV / 4X4 tires (dimension 235 / 60R18), the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1 (the AutoBild allrad test) fits better.

Experts report that the overall rating is not all, also see the tire's individual features depending on where you live and what you need. For example, if you are at your home in Kranjska Gora, choose what's good in snow and ice. Whether you are on the coast or you do not have to go every day on the road, choose a tire that makes the fuel less and less noise. A good example is the Nokian winter tire, which proved to be the best of all in the snow, but due to poor wet results and wear limits, it received a low overall score.

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