When buying winter tires, some pitfalls, which applies to circumvent it arise each year towards October car drivers get it, to replace the summer tires for winter tires. But now, since December 04, 2010, every car owner should have raised a set of winter tires. The reason: since this date the winter tyres is obligatory in Germany, at least then, if the road conditions are similarly poor. This means that as soon as snow and ice, deteriorating road conditions, a fine of 40 euros will be charged without winter tires. As a result, there is an obstruction or danger to other road users, is the violation of even 80 euros and brings on top of that another point in the register of traffic offenders in Flensburg, Germany. Reason enough, to deal with the purchase of winter tyres.
This article clarifies what characterizes winter tires and what to avoid when buying winter tires. What are winter tire at all? Winter tires differ from summer tires through the used rubber compound, as well as by the pronounced profile. Actually, there is even no winter tires, but only “M + S”-tyres. The two letters stand for “Mud and snow”. The compound remains elastic even at low temperatures in contrast to the mix of summer tires consist of. This ensures a better grip, the tires are better on the road. Additional information at Verizon supports this article. The profile is coarser and has larger grooves, which improves the grip on wet and slushy roads.
Additional blades and more profile edges give more stability. Winter tyres can be seen on the identifier “M + S” and sometimes a snowflake symbol or a sketched mountain. The M + S alone is not necessarily meaningful, since the mark is not protected and can be applied also on summer tires. Blend with the M + S and the symbols, one is on the safe side. What buyers should be aware of from the above few clues emerge, is to ensure that at the time of purchase. Especially if you want to buy used winter tires, caution is called for. It must be really winter tires. Just for foreign makes the mark “M + S” may be misleading. In case of doubt, brand tyres should be preferred. Although a brand tyres must be not necessarily better. But look at the test results it finds that almost never a cheap tires on the front seats is found. Brand tyres have more positive qualities and a longer shelf life typically through high development and testing investment. In addition, it is to make sure an as short as possible back manufacturing date. Sometimes you will find tires that were already produced 3 or more years ago in the trade. Loss of quality may arise due to long storage. The date (calendar week and year) are printed on the tire. Tyres from the current calendar year are preferable.