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In slippery conditions, the car’s breaking distance is longer and handling becomes more difficult. Tires are unable to move water, snow and slush out of the way, losing the feeling of road contact.

The easiest way is to use a penny – place it in the main groove of the tread, in the center with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tread depth is less than 2/32 and it is time to replace the tires.

Factors for wear include low tire pressure in relation to the vehicle's weight or load, incorrect wheel steering angles, and worn or faulty shock absorbers. Driving style also plays a large role - sharp braking and acceleration, and turning too quickly, all have an affect. Front wheel tire vehic…

We recommend changing all of the tires at the same time. In some cases two tires can be changed: either both front tires or both rear tires. In these cases, the new tires should be the same brand and model as the old tires to ensure safety and maneuverability.

Using studded or non-studded winter tires during the summer season is not recommended. Tires that are dedicated for winter use are not optimized for summer conditions. Their handling properties and wet performance are not on the same level as those of summer tires in hot summer conditions, making th…