Winter Tires? Or All-Season Tires?

January 23rd, 2016
Winter tires versus all-season tires…which is the right choice for you?
Winter Tires Vs. All SEason Tires
 
The two designs are quite different and deliver different levels of performance and winter-weather traction, so let’s discuss. 
All-season tires are designed as an all-around compromise. They feature a tread pattern that evacuates water from the tire’s contact patch to prevent hydroplaning, with plenty of small, textured slits (sipes) to add extra biting edges for traction in wet or slushy conditions. 
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  Posted in: Tires 101

Is Your Car Ready to Brake in Winter Weather?

January 19th, 2016

Brake Repair TN & VAYour vehicle's braking system is one of its most essential safety features, and one you use every time you drive it. However, during the winter months, when cold temperatures combine with some of our area's highest precipitation totals, driving conditions can become especially treacherous and braking can be difficult. So knowing how to brake in winter weather is a good idea.

In rainy and especially in snowy or icy weather, your tires don't have as much traction on the road. This means you should take your time when driving. Accelerate slowly, take turns slowly, decelerate slowly and brake slowly.

Bear in mind that you are driving in less-than-ideal conditions, so you need to recalibrate your expectations of how your vehicle handles braking. So allow plenty of ...[more]

  Tags: drive safety
  Posted in: Auto Repair, Auto Repair 101