Get a grip this winter on slippery roads

Bruce Aldrich

Don’t be the driver who spins out, gets stuck in a snow bank, or just stays home because of bad weather. Get a grip. All-wheel or four-wheel drive is a solid foundation to safe winter driving and winter tires complete the package.

Is there a difference between a general purpose tire and a winter specific tire? I drove BMW’s equipped with “all-season” tires and Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 winter tires on the ice recently at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

There is a huge improvement in grip with the winter Blizzak tires.

Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires perform in winter conditions

The video below shows the red BMW 328i with Blizzak tires outperforming the silver BMW with all-season tires.

Try Tire Rack when you’re ready to buy winter tires. The family owned business is the go-to source for tire information and product availability. Tire Rack performs extensive independent tire testing and it gathers customer survey data they pass on to you. Tire Rack will ship tires to your door or to a convenient affiliate shop for mounting on your vehicle.

For additional information, contact Tire Rack via telephone (888-541-1777) or on internet, www.tirerack.com.

Article Last Updated: October 22, 2014.

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