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225 45 17 Winter Tires

Winter tires can be useful if you plan on navigating through snow or ice on the roads. They are designed to grip the road and provide enhanced traction while accelerating, hitting the brakes, and turning. Since there are many options to choose from, you have to make sure to purchase tires that will fit your particular vehicle.

What are the features of winter tires?

Theyre designed to improve handling and performance abilities when the temperature dips below freezing. They can help a vehicle maintain grip with the road during icy, snowy, and otherwise slippery conditions. Some of their key characteristics are listed below.

  • They are made out of rubber that can stay pliable in cold weather. Unlike other products, which may harden when the temperature drops, these tires can stay flexible. This means that they can better adapt to the contours of the road. When your vehicle can maintain greater contact with the driving surface, handling can improve.
  • Their tread runs deep. This makes it less likely for snow, ice, and slush to build up. Tread is arranged in a way that can expel water and prevent snow clumping.
  • They have biting edges. Rather than having a lot of flat surfaces between their grooves, they have narrow slits built into them. These slits are also called sipes, and they function as edges that can bite into the snow while driving.
What are some brands of winter tires?
  • BFGoodrich
  • Bridgestone
  • Dunlop
  • Hankook
  • Kumbo
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli

Some of these companies make sport versions, developed for sport coupes and sedans.

How do you know when to replace your winter tires?

Winter tires can gradually wear down with regular use. As they travel down the road, minuscule bits of rubber can fall off. Over time, this takes its toll. When tires have worn down too much, they may not be able to provide the traction needed for driving in cold weather conditions.

Many products come with wear indicators. When those indicators seem to be level or nearly level with the surface of the tire, then it is time to look for replacements. You can also measure the grooves with a ruler. Its recommended that, in the winter, you maintain a tire tread of at least 6/32 inch to be safe.

What do the numbers on the sidewall mean?

A winter tire may have the numbers 225 45 17 on it. All of these numbers designate measurements.

  • The 225 indicates the width in millimeters.
  • The 45 is the aspect ratio, which is the ratio of the height of the cross-section to its width. In general, a larger aspect ratio correlates to a larger sidewall.
  • The 17 means that the wheel diameter is 17 inches.

If there is a snowflake symbol on the sidewall, the tire meets the Rubber Manufacturers Association standards for tires that can handle snow and ice.