Purchase four (4) new qualifying Pirelli brand Winter tires between November 20, 2015 and December 21, 2015 and be eligible to receive a $60 American Express® Prepaid card via mail-in rebate.
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Below 45 °F, or for most of the period running from October to March, winter tires offer greater road holding ability compared to summer tires. During the cold months, the compound used in summer tires hardens which decreases its road holding, traction and braking capabilities
It’s true, you have to buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. But when the winter tires are fitted, the summer tires are set aside and stored appropriately. They can then be used again as the months get warmer ensuring safety in all weather conditions.
Winter tires have been developed to offer excellent performance when the temperature is below 45 °F. During the summer their compound, which is softer than that of summer tires, wears much more rapidly and hence doesn't perform as well.
Winter tires have been developed to respond actively in the presence of snow but also offer excellent performance, compared with summer tires, on wet and dry roads throughout the cold weather season. The tread pattern has been designed to reduce the risk of aquaplaning considerably, compared with summer tires.
We advise NOT to opt for this setup. Fitting winter tires only to the drive axle, whether front or rear wheel drive, could increase the risk of losing control during cornering. Finally, if winter tires are fitted on the non-driving wheel axle it will be very difficult to move on icy or snow-covered roads.
No. With chains you can’t go more than 30 mph. Some winter tires, however, are approved for speeds up to 168 mph (speed rating W). Obviously you must always observe the speed limits set by the state you are in and adapt your speed according to the weather conditions.
The braking distance with winter tires is reduced by 10% on wet roads and by 20% on snow. This means that, with winter tires, below 45 °F, you can stop sooner and will be able to control the vehicle more effectively.