| According to the China Securities Journal, driving on snowy roads in winter is actually only one aspect, and the performance of the entire vehicle and the choice of tires are also important factors. So how should the tires be protected in winter? |
Do not intentionally lower the tire pressure. Some old drivers often think that the tire pressure of the wheels in winter should be lower to increase the contact area between the tire and the ground, thinking that the friction will increase and it is safer. In fact, this idea is no longer suitable for the current situation. In the past, the tire pressure of automobile tires was generally high, and it is correct to reduce the tire pressure in winter; but nowadays, due to the need for comfort, the normal tire pressure is already relatively low. If the tire pressure is reduced, the tire is easily damaged. Therefore, winter vehicle tires are stamped according to the standard.
Tires should be changed when driving for a long time on snowy roads. Generally, the car manufacturers assemble the vehicles with all-weather car tires when they leave the factory. Such tires can cope with the common road conditions under normal driving conditions, so it is suitable for all seasons. But the performance is actually a compromise between the characteristics of summer and winter tires, so to get excellent driving results, you need to use special tire counterparts. For example, the specially developed "snow tire" has very deep tread patterns, but it can only show the advantage of good adhesion on low-temperature, ice-snow roads, so the "snow tire" can be replaced for a long time on the ice-snow road. .
Check daily. No matter what season you can't ignore the routine maintenance of the tire, regularly check the tire for studs, cuts, valve aging rubber, cracking and other phenomena, and repair or replace it in time to prevent running flat. Try to avoid protruding foreign objects such as nails, glass, and dry hard branches. Today's family cars are basically equipped with radial tires when they leave the factory. The inner liner and the outer tire are tightly coupled. There is no inner tube. Therefore, when the tire is accidentally punctured, the gas inside the tire will not leak light at once, but slow. get a flat. However, when the air pressure is reduced to a certain level, the deformation on both sides of the tread will increase, the tire tread will be excessively worn, and the carcass will eventually be distorted and deformed because it cannot resist the excessive pressure, which will eventually lead to a flat tire. In winter, special attention should be paid to tire aging and pattern wear. If the tire is cracked or the pattern wear is serious, the tire should be repaired in time. If the internal and external wear of the tire is different, the tire can be replaced regularly. In addition, do not use tires of different brands and patterns.