Do You Need Winter Tires If It Doesn’t Snow?

By December 27, 2017General

It’s well known that winter tires will improve acceleration, braking, and handling in snowy and icy conditions, but if temperatures drop below freezing, will winter tires stop better? Summer tires typically have a glass transition temperature around 40-45 degrees F, and below this temperature, the tires become hard and somewhat brittle. Is this enough of a difference to run winter tires, even if the road is dry? In this video, we test to find out!


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