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Winter Tyres Six Ways To Measure It

Sep 30, 2017

Winter tires are designed specifically for winter driving. It has special running machine recipe and tread pattern, which can guarantee the safety performance of winter weather conditions and give play to the best performance of the car.

The winter tire design is the beginning of the block mode and the small increase on the block to increase the performance of the grip on the snow. Although winter tires are more likely to improve the ability to drive in the snow during the early stages of design, winter tires are known as "snow tires". "But the snow always melts and the ice always loses time." Improving the driving ability of freezing points has become a priority for tyre manufacturers. Now it seems that Japanese manufacturers still like block model, such as bridgestone, Dunlop, genius horses, and European manufacturers are more inclined to boot mode and the formation, this is not a mode of existence. And asymmetric mode can provide good complex road driving performance.

Tip: to change the tire, remember to replace four tires, because the replacement part will cause four wheels, the surface adhesion is not even, and will cause potential safety hazards. It's easy to overlook the fact that cold temperatures can affect tire pressure in winter. According to the principle of thermal expansion and contraction, with lower temperature, tire pressure will be lower, this time can be appropriately increase the tire pressure of the tire to compensate for the tire and ground friction become smaller, weakening braking performance defects. But excessive inflation can also lead to fewer tires, which can affect the comfort of control. Therefore, in order to improve the adhesion of the tire, the winter owner can reduce the tire pressure properly.

Winter consumer satisfaction survey

According to the anti-slip performance of winter tire, the tires can be divided into three specifications: zigzag tires, snow tires and anti-skid tires. Since J.D. POWER launched the winter tire consumer satisfaction survey in 2004, Michelin has been satisfied with consumers for 11 consecutive years.

To effectively reflect the market changes of winter tire brands. POWER adjusts the evaluation criteria for each brand tire. The satisfaction of consumers on winter tires is measured mainly from six aspects:

1. Ice holding and handling (25% weight);

2. Appearance (weight 17%);

3. Quiet and comfortable (17% weight);

4. Wear-resisting (15% weight);

5. Snow holding and handling (weight 13%);

6. Dry/wet grip and treatment (weight 13%)