Studded tires or conventional ones - which is more secure?

Every year, with the onset of the autumn in different forums of motorists, the themes of choosing winter tires are raised . Car enthusiasts are hot discussions about what's best: winter studded tires or rubber without thorns. Each time, from each side, there are many arguments with references to test results.

Many may not know, but winter and summer tires differ not only in name, and the first do not necessarily have thorns. The main difference is the use of different materials in the manufacture of summer and winter tires. All causes of different climatic conditions of operation. For the summer, a more rigid structure is used, since the rubber must keep the shape at high temperatures, and for the winter ones it is soft, since it begins to harden strongly when the ambient temperature decreases.

So what are the good winter tires studded? Most experts say that spikes on snow-covered roads are absolutely necessary. And despite the greater comfort of some winter tires without thorns, when hit on snow-covered roads with low traffic, studded tires will be able to justify themselves by 100%.

But such types of tires wear out very quickly, due to the fact that while driving on asphalt at high speeds, the spikes simply leave their seats. And they themselves adversely affect the road surface, as they form ruts in the asphalt, erase road markings, and also raise harmful asphalt dust, which people are forced to breathe.

But these drawbacks make studded tires useful on icy roads, as they prevent the formation of rolled ice on the surface. It should also be noted that the anti-lock system, which is now installed on most modern cars, works better in tandem with studded tires.

Fans of aggressive driving need to remember that such studded tires will fly in a pretty penny. Spikes in winter rubber are a one-time concept, because
For them in the structure of the bus a special seat is formed. If the rubber "rolled" without a spike, then this seat is damaged, and setting the spike into it again is not possible.

But winter studded tires can be protected from dropping spikes at least for the first 2 seasons. For this it is necessary to make a proper break-in. Whichever spike it is placed in the wheel, it must sit firmly. In order for it to find its place, you need the first couple of hundred kilometers, and ideally all 1000, to operate them in a careful mode and do not accelerate to speeds exceeding 60 km / h. Also, do not quickly gain speed. In addition, to ensure the break-in, winter stud tires should not be subjected to severe braking.

It is worth noting that winter tires are afraid of dry asphalt in the cold season. Here, these means of improving the grip can work like skates on ice, which will lead to loss of control and the creation of an emergency situation. In this case, the driver will be able to help only his caution and vigilance.

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