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With the arrival of the coldest season of the year, the race to buyalso starts winter tires for your car. The arrival of heavy snow and ice leads to an increase in the number of road accidents every year, often caused by poor road adhesion conditions but also by the negligence of motorists who did not set off in compliance with current regulations.
The use of tires winteris therefore of fundamental importance both for one's own safety and for that of all the other people present along the roads of our country.
tires Winterare so named because they are exclusively designed and manufactured to guarantee maximum grip and the best ride comfort during the coldest time of the year and on asphalt covered with snow and / or ice.
All this is possible thanks to the presence of a much softer compound than usual and with a tread characterized by a greater number of grooves.
Usually along the surface of the tire there are both thin and shallow grooves and wider and deeper grooves.
The former allow you to sink deeper into the snow or ice and have greater grip while the latter allow you to drain a large amount of water and snow, reducing any risk of aqua planing and other very dangerous phenomena to almost zero.
on all the shoulders of tires Furthermore, the following symbols are presentwinter:
- M + S: this symbol indicates the English wording Mud and Snow or Mud and Snow therefore the tire is characterized by the presence of a very soft tread compound and which guarantees maximum driving performance in any condition and type of asphalt, they are commonly defined All Season as they are very versatile and can be used throughout the year;
- Snowflake: in this case, however, the tire in question offers the maximum of its possibilities only in conditions of snow-covered asphalt and / or with the presence of ice.
Its use is therefore indicated only in the winter season and is highly not recommended in any other season, especially the summer one, as the soft compound in contact with very hot surfaces can degrade very quickly, representing a serious risk.
1) Continental Winter Contact TS 860
This is the top of the range model offered by the vast catalog of the well-known leader in the sector. It is made with an innovative ultra-soft silicon compound that guarantees an unprecedented level of grip and driving precision, especially on wet and snowy roads.
Other features include the low noise level and reduced rolling resistance. In fact, when you mount them in your car, you forget you are in gear and the low rolling resistance also allows you to have excellent fuel savings and therefore also reduces CO2 emissions in the air.
2) GoodYear Ultra Grip Performance
Ultra Grip Performance is an excellent tire winterthat focuses on maximum comfort when driving in difficult conditions.
Thanks to the Snow Protect technology it is possible to significantly reduce the braking distance even on wet or icy asphalt and reduce any risk of blocking and therefore also of loss of grip.
Finally, on the tread surface there are several grooves of different widths and thicknesses that drain a large amount of water per second and guarantee excellent traction even on very cold asphalt.
3) Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
This tire has received numerous international accolades for its stunning performance and quality that has few rivals in its price range.
Bridgestone certainly needs no introduction, has been a leader in the industry for many years now and combines the technology used in motor racing with the needs and requirements of everyday drivers.
Among the main advantages of the Blizzak LM-001 we find mainly the great stability and precision when driving and in curves, the great ability to dampen any vibration coming from the asphalt and obviously also the excellent behavior on snowy or wet surfaces thanks to the presence of the brand new 3D carvings.
4) Hankook Winter W320 Evo 2
This is a real tire premiumdesigned mainly to satisfy the demands of the most demanding motorists and who are looking for a high quality product that guarantees maximum grip even with large displacement cars and which therefore express a much greater power than a normal sedan or small car.
Thanks to the introduction of a new type of compound, it is able to guarantee an excellent level of elasticity even at very low temperatures and is able to warm up in a very short time.
The shoulder has been reinforced compared to the previous model and this has allowed to further improve stability and cornering traction.
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