Some people who own SUVs are perhaps not aware that the tires they have on their vehicle are not officially approved for winter use and that’s why they are almost useless during winter temperatures. Your SUV is a big and heavy vehicle and you don’t want to lose control of it and just slide down a street, with no possibility to steer it. That can happen if you end up on icy roads without real winter tires. A wet road can turn into ice as the temperature drops.
So don’t be fooled that your SUV can handle any conditions. During harsh winter weather conditions you will need dedicated winter tires that are designed for cold temperatures. Choose either a SUV studded tires or a SUV non-studded tire to battle the winter conditions. Without them you are going to jeopardize the safety of yourself, other passengers in your car and other road users.
Most people wait for the winter to come before changing to winter tires. They are not aware of the fact that the tires they currently have on their vehicle, may underperform if they are used in different weather conditions that they are designed for. If the rubber compound of a tire is not designed for winter temperatures, it will become harder and harder as the temperature drops. A hard tire will not be able to conform to the surface and create the necessary traction needed to move the vehicle forward and being able to make it stop.
Don’t wait for the snow to arrive, change to snow tires as soon as the temperatures drop close to zero celsius. This will ensure that you can drive safely and be ready for the snow when it finally arrives. Avoiding accidents is a lot about being cautious and being prepared, driving cautiously and adapting the speed to the circumstances, like weather and visibility. During the cold and dark winter nights, it is important that you leave enough distance so that you can get your car to a full stop without an accident.