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  • What Makes a Winter / Snow Tire, a Winter / Snow Tire?

  • winter traction, how does one identify a dedicated winter / snow tire? In 1999, the U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) created a new standard for a winter performance rating. The mountain/snowflake symbol, which is located beside the M+S marking on…

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  • Best Value Winter Tire

  • …concept better than dedicated winter / snow tires. Though all winter tires provide a noticeable advantage over even the best all-season, there is still a marked disparity between the least capable winter tire and the top performers. In "Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Right for You? Part…

  • Winter / Snow Tires - The How and Why

  • …features in a winter tread design is sipes. Sipes are small slots or cuts in the tread design that create biting edges, allowing the tread to "cut through" the ice and snow and conform to the road surface. These sipes start to disappear around the 5/32" tread depth mark and will…

  • Continental Winter Tires

  • …really do need winter / snow tires on snow- and ice-covered roads. Continental Tire is one of the leaders in the winter / snow tire industry. They continually support the theory that summer and all-season tire tread compounds toughen up as temps fall below the 45 degree mark. And by "toughen…

  • Cure for the Winter Blues!

  • …temperatures is beneficial. The R6 is designed for road racing events where responsiveness and high levels of grip in dry conditions is desirable. Note: Hoosier Racing Tires meet Department of Transportation requirements for marking and performance only and are not intended for highway use.

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