Winter And All-Weather Tires Reviewed

February 13, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have reported that about 21 ultra-high-performance and all-season tire models as well as 9 performance winter tires have been recently tested.

According to experts, most winter tires delivered a good, secured grip, while all-weather tires failed to impress experts in winter conditions. According to the reports, winter-tires provided better grip and better average distance in acceleration tests.

Experts say that, in the near future, these tires will also be tested for ride comfort. Until then, experts urge you to stick to winter-tires while driving on icy or snowy roads.

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Tips On How To Survive A Tire Blowout

November 9, 2012 by  
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According to a series of reports, experts urge drivers to beware of certain dangers they may face while driving and encourage them to learn exactly how to deal with these emergencies when they happen to experience them.

One of the most dangerous emergencies drivers may have to deal with is a tire blowout. Experts say that, in most cases, drivers try to stop or swerve the vehicle abruptly when he or she notices the shotgun-blast.

According to the tips of one specialist, drivers must remember that the most important thing a driver must do if a tire blows out is to continue driving straight ahead while pushing the accelerator. After the tire burst, drivers must squeeze the accelerator pedal for a couple of seconds, which will automatically put the motorist in control of the vehicle, in spite of the blown out tire. Direct the vehicle down the road and avoid braking and swerving the vehicle to get out of the road. After a couple of seconds, gently take your foot off the gas pedal and notice how the flat tire will keep your vehicle from going faster. As soon as the vehicle starts to slow down, keep your feet away from the brake. As soon as the vehicle starts to travel at safe speeds such as 30 mph, engage your turn signal and slowly and smoothly turn the wheel toward the shoulder of the road. Never turn before the vehicle achieved this mileage and never drive off your lane while you have your foot on the gas pedal. Most accidents associated with blown tires happen because the driver attempted to turn right after the tire blew out, experts indicated.

Specialists urge drivers to never let their tires under inflated. By checking your tire pressure at all times, you avoid accidents that may occur because of a possible tread separation.

By maintaining your vehicle and keeping up with preventive repairs and the air pressure in your tires, you will avoid accidents that could turn out to be fatal.
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Tire Test Reveals Best All-Season Performers

September 17, 2012 by  
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As the weather changes, some people believe that their tires should change as well. Tire testing has been completed for 78 different types of tires, according to the news and the reports for these different types of tires have been published so customers can be aware of the models’ main differences.

These reports come from several reliable companies such as Goodyear Assurance Triple Tred and Michelin Defender. Experts urge car owners to research tires before purchasing them. Consumers should look into the specific tire information for your vehicle that is posted on the inside front door panel before looking for new tires.

You should plan ahead and only purchase tires that are appropriate for different weather conditions and are perfect fit for your type of car. Specialists urge consumers to not wait until the last minute to change your tires when needed.

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Largest-ever family car tire test reveals best all-season, winter performers

Filling Tires With Nitrogen, Could It Really Help You?

September 10, 2012 by  
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Nitrogen is an inert gas, and in its commercially available pure form, it does not contain oxygen.

News reports show that, in theory, the nitrogen will displace several types of gas that normally cause some problems associated with the rotting of the rubber from the inside of the tire. Additionally, claims are made that the tire temperature is kept more stable if the driver fill his or her vehicle’s tires with nitrogen.

These claims are analyzed for accuracy and are disputed by several independent testing groups and their reports can be found in the article below.

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Should You Fill Your Car’s Tires With Nitrogen?