Now we have to prepare our cars for winter conditions. Since the beginning of the month, Traffic Police have checked the readiness of our winter car. From November 15 to March 1, the driver must drive with winter tires or with tires with a minimum grapple of 4 mm. Fines for nonconformities with minimum requirements are subject to 15, and penalties for tires with granules less than 4 mm are 50 leva. In addition to suitable tires, the cars must be equipped with clean wipers, lights and fluids to clean the glass. This is the final stage of what is called Winter Action.
The reason for the seasonal winter change is that the high footprints and levels of natural rubber in winter tires reduce braking distances by up to 50%. The difference can be surprising: a standard vehicle, moving 50 km / h on snow, will run 48 meters to stop, while summer tires – scary 24 meters more than if the same vehicle is equipped with winter tires.
Tire repair shops in this city are really crazy, there are still lines of cars waiting to be replaced. The Gummasters called on car owners not to wait for seasonal changes to tires in November because the load became too large and it was difficult to cover all orders. The workshop suggested changing tires until mid-October.
But now a little for winter tires and myths around them:
Myth # 1. Not a tire but an experience
Mastery and driving experience are undoubtedly important. Even a genius artist, however, cannot paint a masterpiece with a brush brushed. Good winter tires allow smart drivers to stop more easily, drive more reliably and accelerate more efficiently if needed. Coins, of course, have the opposite side – the fool can cause a lot of blows and high-quality winter tires.
Myth # 2. Double transmission does not require winter tires
Dangerous Evusi Satan. Even with the assumption that four-wheel drive vehicles will usually accelerate snow, steering and fixed braking. The laws of physics do not depend on the type of transmission. Tires play the most important role in effectively reducing winter speeds.
Myth # 3. Wide tires are more suitable for winter
Testing clearly proves that in winter the car should be stored on the road with factory size. Wide tires have a larger contact area, but snow and ice are helpless. The world rally champion cars are accidentally trained with tight tires that are funny for the winter begins.
Myth # 4. If the money isn't enough, it's better to buy only two expensive tires
and installed on one shaft
Another dangerous delusion. If winter tires are installed on one bridge, and the other in summer, the risk of losing control of driving a car increases many times. Once the budget is limited, it's better to buy a complete set of 4 tires from a cheaper model than experimenting with life and health.
Myth # 5. Good winter tires can be made throughout the year
Summer and winter tires (especially Scandinavia, designed for use in very cold weather) are not only different in grapple design but also in rubber compound compositions. Experts agree that at a temperature of 5-7 degrees below zero, summer tires have lost most of their properties. The same is true for winter, which significantly changes its features above 7-10 degrees.
source used: fact.bg