Welcome to Driving on Ice
The most up-to-date winter driving information to help you make it through the winter safe and sound!
Not everyone has the same needs when it comes to the selection of new tires for their vehicle. There are vehicles that require heavy duty tires that can carry heavy loads.
There are a lot of reasons why you might not have ever considered tire chains on your vehicle before. For instance, you might have moved from California and have never even seen snow before.
Have you been taking the clear, smooth roads of summer and fall for granted? Because most people do and when it comes times that the snow flies, they had wished they had done more to prepare...
How to Select the Right Tires For Your Car
The selection process for tires on your car might be agonizing to you. Not because you have two awesome choices to make and you absolutely can’t decide, but because you have no idea what is important.
Tire Chain Reviews
For the novice person who has just gotten a vehicle or moved in to an area that gets snow, tire chains might seem like a foreign or barbaric language.
Are New Trucks Expensive?
Traditionally, truck prices were higher and only people who needed them for their jobs purchased them. Now, anyone who wants a truck, for work or pleasure, is able to afford one.
Chains, Studs, and Other Forms of Tire Bondage
Sounds like a movie that you shouldn’t watch in front of the children, doesn’t it? But when you are talking about chains, studs and other forms of tire bondage, it is something you will want to know all about. Not only could it improve the safety in your vehicle, but that of the one the person you love drives. Safety isn’t a laughing matter in some areas that get a lot of snow and ice, so you should pay attention to what is available on the market to make your vehicle stable and safe during ice, snow, sleet and rain.
Chains are the most popular way to add traction to your tires. They can be portable, added on to snow tires or all season tires in a moment’s notice so you can be on your way to where you need to go. Chains can be purchased in different thicknesses, with different patterns that are meant for different uses. Do you plan to go off road with your vehicle? Do you only hope to get to the grocery store and back? Your driving needs will determine what set of tire chains is best for your car.
The downside to having chains put on your tires is that it will slow you down considerably. Most chain manufacturers recommend you drive less than 30 miles per hour with any type of chain on your tires. Another downside to chains is that they can be heavy, dirty and hard to put on if you aren’t used to doing it or don’t have the physical ability to do so. Winter tires or hiring a driver might be the best option in this case!
Studs are placed in to the tire itself, ahead of a snowstorm. The pros of this include that your tires will always be ready for a storm, as long as you made the appointment for the studs to be inserted. You won’t be the one out there installing them, since they were already done professionally. However, the down side to studs is that they add noise while driving. Since the studs are always in, the noise will last the entire time the studs are in place. Another bad thing about studs is that they are illegal in many areas. Older styled studs damaged roads and therefore local municipalities outlawed them so they wouldn’t have to replace roads.