Auto expert Mikhail Kolodochkin listed the signs by which a car owner can determine when to buy new winter tires for a car.
As the specialist explained in an interview with “Evening Moscow” on Wednesday, September 8, on average, according to Kolodochkin, winter tires can withstand about 80 thousand km.
“Rubber usually retains its properties for five years, but many use it for ten, nothing bad happens. The mileage is of greater importance, “the TV channel quotes the expert. “360”…
The specialist added that during operation, the rubber tread wears out, which can lead to an accident. He explained that when the tread pattern is completely erased, the braking distance increases significantly, the car loses traction, and handling also deteriorates. In addition, worn-out rubber in the event of an accident can become an argument against the driver.
In April, Vladislav Soloviev, President of a company selling auto parts online, spoke about the risks on the roads when driving on winter tires in the summer. According to the specialist, winter tires become softer at temperatures above +10 degrees, and this, in turn, can increase the braking time several times.