Tires and Road Safety
Tires and Road Safety
What are the benefits of tires and road safety in today’s weather conditions? Not sure just look around and see if you notice any cars off the road or in a ditch. Well you can take a look at your car and tell me, which part of it touches the tarmac? Right after taking a look you will notice just the tires on the car. The tires are the one that grips the road and allow us to drive fast or slow depending on the type of driver you are. Some people think that they need to have the best brakes out there on the market, but it’s not the brakes nor the driver that keeps us safe on the road. It’s your tires. So driving without good tires is much like driving without good brakes. So make sure you don’t drive with faulty or badly inflated tires or in the winter time you could wind up in a ditch or even worst.
In the Western States some consider about 12% of the collisions, mostly harsh ones are due to poor tire upkeep this is the reason why tires and road safety for your car is important. This does not include collisions where tires had a significant contribution where people that stopped after their tires broke down, had been run down on the roadside, and in situations where a lost of control (categorized as sliding, swerving, lost of control or speeding accidents) would have been prevented by better tires, and in the case where good and carefully inflated tires would have stopped the care earlier before an obstacle or reduce the contact speed to a minimum.
Tires are divided into groups
- Standard Road Tires: Including high-performance tires (marked as such).
- All-Season Tires: Marked by M/S for “Mud and Snow.” These tires give a good compromise between dry road grip and grip on thin, loose snow or mud in the winter.
- All-Terrain Tires: General purpose off-road tires, including a sub-division for sand-dune tires
- Mud-Terrain Tires: Aggressive off-road tires for driving in mud.
- Snow tires: Used for snowy and icy conditions.
- Ice Tires: Studded tires for hard ice.
- DOT-Racing Tires: Racing tires (soft rubber compound and shallow tread) which are street legal.
- Racing Slicks: Racing-purpose tires used in professional leagues, with no tread or with a shallow tread (semi-slick).
- All-steel tires: Used in heavy vehicles like trucks.
- Bike tires: including road tires, performance tires, terrain tires, etc
Getting work done on your tires should be done by a service dealership that offers:
- Valve Stem
- Tire Rotation
- Tire Disposal
- Lite Mechanic Work
- Roadside Assistance
Some of the places i like to visit are family owned shops that are in the area. These shops should provide all the items that i listed earlier. Some times you can even save money on new or used tires depending on how much you have to spend. So don’t waste any time head out and look for your local tire shop for your tires and road safety.