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Why do we need snow tires?



As the temperature drops, and snow accumulates the risk of cars slipping on snowy roads increases. This hasn't happened yet here but it's sure to soon. The solution to this winter dilemma is snow tires. Snow tires have deeper and more “ridges” (that's a technical term), which allows for greater traction. On regular tires, snow and ice can buildup on the surface, which prevents the tire from having direct contact with the road, therefore reducing the coefficient of friction and the ability of the driver to control the vehicle with ease. Snow tires are designed to prevent the buildup of ice and snow so there is more direct contact between the tires and the road. So to answer the question, we need snow tires because they increase the coefficient of friction between the tires and the road which allows for more direct control of the car's movements. 

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