It is scary how many accidents occur on roads in the United States each year. There are an estimated 1.3 million people who die in car crashes each year in the United States, but that is only the number of deaths. The number of overall individuals killed or injured in an automobile accident can range from 20-50 million yearly. For most people, the most dangerous activity that you participate in each day will be driving your car down the road. This is why it is so vital that the car you are operating is operating at a high level. All the different parts need to be working correctly, and one of the most important parts of the car is the tires. If you do not have good traction, then you will not be able to drive safely. Here are a few things that you should know about different types of tires available.
It is very important that you choose the right tire during the winter months when the roads can be icy or snowy. The tires that you put on your car during the winter should be specialized winter tires. These tires are engineered with softer rubber and infused with crystals to improve the grip of the tire on those icy roads. The rubber is softer so the tire can flex and grip the icy road better. The micro crystals increase the ability of the tire to grip and hold on to the icy road.
High-quality summer tires will give you a solid tire on the normal days that you are driving your car. These tires are generally harder, but will have a soft layer on the outside of the tire. The soft layer will generally heat up from the friction of tire against road. When the outer layer of the tire heats up, it will get sticky and improve your overall traction. You want the rest of the tire to be extremely hard so the tire lasts a long time.
For those of you who will be taking your vehicle off road, you want a specialized off-road tire. These tires have been specifically engineered with thick, deep treads that will allow you to grip all the loose sediments. These tires will be very soft to allow you to grip the dirt and rock you will be climbing on. With these tires it is important not to drive them on pavement because they will wear out very quickly.
Having the right tires for the right occasion increases your chances of a safe ride. Visit a tire shop to find the right tires for your vehicle.