When the temperature outside is +5/+7 degrees Celcium, every driver knows: it is time to change the tires. If you do it for the first time, this article will help you to understand why it is so important for the tires to correspond to the season and which ones to choose for your car
First of all summer and winter tires differ a lot according to the following characteristics:
The rubber in summer tires is harder, it easily becomes at no good when it is cold. While winter tires differ from summer ones by the deep wheel tread. Even when it is minus degrees Celcium, such rubber is elastic and provides better conjunction with the road pavement.
According to the current law of Ukraine, you must use the car in winter times with the corresponding tires. Even the insurance company may not compensate you the damage after the road-traffic accident if the tires of your car do not correspond to the season.
There is a special marking on winter tires, you`d better get acquainted with it not to mix up while buying the tires.
The winter tires are marked in such a way:
Moreover, depending on your aims, you will have to choose between studded and studless tires.
Each type of tires has its advantages and disadvantages. It is impossible to choose the tires that fit all types of roads and trips.
When you rent a car, it would be better for you to find out with which tires you are going to travel. The company must provide you the car with the tires according to the season.
So to say, RACE car rental company provides you only the cars with the tires that correspond to the season.