With the east coast digging out from the Blizzard of 2016, the subject of winter tires has become a topic during snow shoveling breaks. Tire tread patterns, air pressure and the rubber compound are all important variables that contribute to how a vehicle performs in various weather conditions and temperatures. When the temperatures drop to 45°F and under, temperature influences the rubber compound and even the best summer tires begin to lose their adhesion properties. Add several inches of snow on top of frozen pavement and tire performance changes significantly.
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