Your tire represents your vehicle’s only contact with the ground. And, as with any piece of machinery, your weakest link is your limiting factor. Are your tires your weakest link? Do you have the proper tires for the conditions you’re regularly driving in? Driving a single set of tires all year round may seem innocent enough, but you need to know what you’re in for so you know what you can get out of.
DirtFish, a partner and friend to SCCA, knows all about finding grip in low-traction situations. In a recent article, they took a look at the differences between all season tires and their snow-focused counterparts:
“The more you’re willing to pony up for your tires, the better those tires are going to be. If you can, and your driving conditions call for it, we suggest picking up a set of all season tires and a set of snow tires. This way you cycle through more tread, each set will last longer, and your contact with the road will be optimal at all times.”
SCCA members receive 15 percent off any DirtFish school when using the special, members-only code found on the SCCA Member Benefits webpage. Sign up today to improve winter driving skills and, well, just have some fun sliding around the DirtFish facility in beautiful Snoqualmie, Washington.