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Three Winter / Snow Tire Myths


…comes to winter traction. Myth 3: Bridgestone Blizzaks only give half the amount of winter service because the bottom half of the tread is a regular all-season compound. Like many myths, this one is a distortion of reality. The first 55% of a Blizzak tire, like the WS70 for example, uses the winter…

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Tread Depth and Winter Traction


…effective is its tread depth. Tires are considered worn when they reach the wear bars at 2/32" as seen on the Bridgestone Blizzak tire below. We recommend that winter / snow tires be replaced when they reach approximately 6/32" of remaining tread depth. Tires need more tread depth in wintry conditions…

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Winter Tech - Bridgestone Blizzak FAQs


…is a standard winter tread compound. How Long Will Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires Last? The Blizzak WS-tires' Multicell tread compound comprises the top 55 percent of the tires' tread depth with a standard winter tread compound comprising the remaining 45 percent. When Blizzaks are approximately 50 percent…

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Winter Tech - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


…sufficient tread depth, the "bites" of snow your tires can take on each revolution will be reduced to "nibbles," and your vehicle's traction and mobility will be sacrificed. Because tread depth is such an important element for snow traction, winter tires usually start with noticeably deeper tread depths than…

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Do My Winter / Snow Tires Have Another Year in Them?


…about tread depths for winter and all other seasons, too. If you find that your old snow tires have less than 6/32nds of an inch of tread depth, they are ready to be replaced. There are many great winter / snow tires available, but a good starting point would be to check out Bridgestone's Blizzak line…

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Deciding When to Put on Winter Tires

Deciding When to Put on Winter Tires


tread depth. Many winter / snow tires have a "snow platform" molded into their tread to show you when it's time to replace them. Also, as a tire wears, it loses its tread design features that provide its biting edges. For example, look at the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 (photo above) at full tread depth

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Test Review of Blizzak WS70


…experience testing the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 and was able to compare its characteristics to the WS70 he installed on his vehicle. Here is his story:This past winter, I embarked on a 1200-mile (round-trip) drive with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 at full tread depth. With the tires installed two days…

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Review of: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1


…45%25 of the tread depth left which means the special compound that gives them their ice traction has worn off. They have performed as I hoped%3A excellent on ice and snow. Their dry road handling is also excellent which is notable as much of the time winter roads are dry. With so much tread still left…

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Bridgestone Blizzak Snow Tires: Why I Personally Recommend Them


Blizzaks. They are probably the most popular-selling winter tire and for good reason. What makes the Blizzak such a popular tire? They have three important attributes that offer Traction, Control and Confidence. #1 Tread Depth Why doesn't a race slick work well in the snow? One reason is tread depth.…
 
Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013

Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013


…Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Performance Winter / Snow Performance Winter / Snow tires give up some ultimate snow and ice traction for better dry grip and faster steering response. The tread patterns on these tires aren't quite as aggressive as Studless Ice & Snow tires, and often have shallower tread depths which…

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Winter Tech - Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough


tread has worn down to the minimum legal limit of 2/32 inch. However, in spite of the legal minimums, Tire Rack recommends that drivers expecting to experience wet conditions consider replacing their tires when they reach 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Tire Rack's tests have shown how shallow treads

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Winter Tech - How Do I Compare Price vs. Value?


…from Tires Studded Tire Break-In Studded Tire Rotation Studded Tires for Winter Driving Tire Chains for Winter Use Traction, Confidence & Control Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough Understanding the Tire Performance Categories for Winter / Snow Tires We Know How They Go in Ice & Snow Why Electronic…

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