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Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car Accidents

Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car Accidents

It’s no secret that personal injury attorneys see their fair share of car accident cases.  At Hull & Zimmerman we’re well aware of the role the winter season can play in car accident statistics.

Now that fall has arrived and we’ve already experienced our first Denver snowfall, we thought we’d share with you the benefits of putting on your snow tires, which will help to keep you and others safe this winter.

Snow Tire Benefits

The northern US offers some spectacular winter months and Colorado is arguably one of the most beautiful winter vacation spots offered.  However, driving conditions can get more than dangerous, they can get deadly.

There are several ways to ensure that you’re one of the safe winter drivers, taking care to use the proper tires is one of them.

Winter tires offer technological differences from summer tires and all-season tires, they have better traction performance when the weather dips under 40 degrees Fahrenheit and provide softer tread compounds that allow for a greater amount of flexibility no matter how cold it gets out there.

Your tire’s grip is extremely important during the ice and slush months.  Not only do snow tires have excellent grip that will help you avoid hydroplaning, but they will also help drivers avoid getting stuck.  They contribute to greater reliability when it comes to stopping and steering, too.  

The driver will maintain significantly more control over the vehicle when snow tires are utilized during the winter season, as they have up to 50% better traction than all-season tires. 

Snow Tire Engineering and Designing 

Lots of research has gone into making snow tires safe for drivers.  Technology that uses computer modeling to create tread designs helps to construct a model of a tire without having to put the cost into actually making the tire.  

Engineers and designers can use the models to figure out the best angles and placements of tread grooves easily and efficiently. 

These advances help to keep tire costs down, allow for quick and simple testing, and they get better with time through performance improvements.  This is all great news for those on the roads.

Snow Tire Costs 

We understand that snow tires may cost you some out-of-pocket money that you don’t want to spend, no one wants to say, “I think I’ll spend my bonus on new tires.”  However, we know first hand how the winter months can affect the number of crashes on the road.

On average, winter tires will run you about $250-$1200 for all four, depending on what kind of vehicle you have and what size tire you need.  And, yes, you need to buy all four. Tires aren’t something you can put on sporadically or two at a time.  

All four tires need to match or you can do serious damage to your suspension and cause hydroplaning and other unfortunate events you don’t want to deal with.

Put some time in and do your research in order to find the best snow tires for your particular make and model of car.  And remember to check places like Nextdoor and Facebook for used tires or better pricing. 

Winter Driving Smarter and Safer 

Driving in Denver winters can be a gorgeous experience, but it must be done with caution and safety in mind.  

There are some easy tips, such as: make sure you have the proper windshield washer fluid for freezing conditions installed, ensure you have working windshield wipers, check that your heater and defrost work correctly, keep blankets and a flashlight in your car, and don’t forget your ice scraper and snow brush.

All of that is going to help you greatly in the winter months, but the big win is making sure you have the very best tires for icy and snowy road conditions.  

Should you find yourself in a winter car accident Hull & Zimmerman has the answers you’re looking for.  Give us a call and let us help. 

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