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Snow tires or chains? Face snow and ice with the right shoes

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below 7 degrees centigrade the compounds of the tread of summer tires tend to harden, with the consequence of increasing the braking distance and decrease the grip on cornering. For this reason sensible drivers to the first cold rush from the tire to replace the summer tires with winter tires.
Some still call them snow tires, in fact, the term is most suitable winter tires, in fact it is tension that low temperature, and with any condition of the road surface (dry, rain or snow) ensure ideal traction for the benefit of security.

Into The revolution of winter tires has been possible thanks to the silica, which combined with other special polymers, makes these covers can warm up before the normal summer tires when temperatures reach levels approaching zero.
Moreover, the special configuration uses blades, in fact, the property "binder" of snow crystals. rubber slides on the snow, and more snow on the snow tends to hold on to, hence the idea of ​​shaping the tread with appropriate blades, which fill up with snow "clinging" literally to the road, where the smooth tire "summer" be delayed.
Winter tires, instructions for use Into The real revolution of winter tires is their comfort level and their performance on dry asphalt. A time to mount snow tires meant down to heavy compromises. The maximum speed down dramatically (often there were also severe limitations approval) and rolling noise invading the cabin penalizing the comfort of a trip.
From legal point of view it should be noted that according to the rules of the road ( art.122 paragraph 8) the signal "for snow chains mandatory" must be used to indicate the obligation to move from the point of implantation of the signal with snow chains or snow tires.
Therefore the traffic equates to all intents and purposes the use of chains on snow tires, winter tires or also known as heat.
How can you tell a winter tire? Appears on the sidewall marking M + S or MS, M / S, MS, M & S: this symbol indicates the words Mud (mud) and snow (snow). Moreover, according to the current regulations, winter tires must bear the approval mark on the side of Europe, represented by an "E" inside a circle or capital from a "e" at the center of a rectangle.
Special read the markings on the tires Into The alternative to winter tires is always represented by the snow chains, many people recall as a nightmare because both require motorists to get their hands dirty, and the limitations they impose on the cruise and comfort on board. The new models of chains have evolved technologically, however, making installation easy enough. Some models are fixed only on the outside of the drive wheels, the new models are almost always manages to avoid to put an arm between the wheel and body for the final coupling.
When the layer of snow is particularly high, when you must stop down or when you have to go uphill on an icy are unmatched. Are made of steel of high resistance, with an average thickness of between 12 and 7 millimeters. Very easy to mount versions are rigid with the coupling to one or more wheel bolts. Can be mounted even on sports cars that otherwise would not have snow chains because of the reduced space between the tire and the vehicle.
Snow chains Into The chains have a formidable competitor not only in winter tires, but also anti-skid devices that go under the name of "chain-sock." It is made of canvas covers special yarns, particularly resistant, which extend over the entire surface of the tire to provide traction on icy especially where it is difficult to remain standing even for a pedestrian. Are not suitable for addressing traits with inclines exceeding 10%. These devices are not being approved, not replace chains where it contains obligations.
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