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"In any case, I only drive in the city." "This year there will not be much snow.” "I drive slowly…" These are the most common clichés used to justify not installing winter tires. Very few people know that starting at 45°F and under, even the best summer tires gradually lose their adhesion properties, thus compromising stability, control effectiveness, and braking behavior.
Using winter tires during the cold season makes it possible to drive with total peace of mind under all weather conditions, without having to put on chains, and while still retaining perfect control when it rains or snows.
Winter tires, made with the latest generation compounds, are designed for low-temperature use. By having a specifically designed tread, conceived to decrease aquaplaning
The specific tread design makes it possible to decrease braking distance consistently: -10% in the rain at low temperatures and -20% on snow compared to summer tires.
Winter tires are easily recognized because the sidewall of the tire bears the marking M+S (Mud & Snow). In addition those which are approved for severe use have the symbol of a 3 peak mountain with a typical snowflake inside it.