Studs or velcro

On the issue of "thorns or not spikes" there were, and it seems, there will always be many disputes, although what can be argued about here, if it is a question of driving around the regions of Kazakhstan, where the sub-zero temperature prevails in the winter. In our country, not counting the frankly warm southern regions, the car for the winter is safer to "shoe" in studded tires. We are not going to impose our position, but we consider it necessary to bring all the pros and cons, so that you can take a weighted decision. So, about everything in order.On the issue of "thorns or not spikes" there were, and it seems, there will always be many disputes, although what can be argued about here, if it is a question of driving around the regions of Kazakhstan, where the sub-zero temperature prevails in the winter. In our country, not counting the frankly warm southern regions, the car for the winter is safer to "shoe" in studded tires. We are not going to impose our position, but we consider it necessary to bring all the pros and cons, so that you can take a weighted decision. So, about everything in order.
Cats against dogsSpikes are needed to ensure the adhesion of tires to the road, covered with ice or rolled snow. Without studs, no tire can provide acceptable adhesion to the coating, no matter how "sticky" it may be. It's simple: you can catch on ice only in one way - destroying it. Metal hard and sharp spikes can do this, and soft soft rubber - no. Compare the paws of cats and dogs. Why can a cat climb trees (as well as curtains, coats and other expensive things to the owner), and the dog is not capable? Exactly for the same reason: studded tires on ice and rolled snow can catch on the road, and not studded ... can also, but much worse.And here is the specific information: the braking distance of the car on ice on studded tires is noticeably longer than on studded tires, in some cases by 50-70%, other things being equal. That is, for example, instead of 60 meters, which you could drive to a complete stop on the spikes, you will pass on the "Velcro" as much as 90-100 meters. And by doing so, collect in a bunch of six to eight cars ... Do you need this?Hence the conclusion: if you have to ride on ice and / or rolled snow, studded tires are NECESSARY. Of course, provided that the driver expects at least some level of safety driving. We are often objected: for example, in Moscow most of the time the main roads are cleared to asphalt, therefore spikes are not needed. Because: a) there is no ice and b) because on the asphalt the thorns increase the stopping distance. We do not agree with either the first or the second statement and explain why.
In order not to dubLet's start with the stopping distance. How do the spikes increase the stopping distance on the asphalt? And do they increase it at all? We are afraid to upset the supporters of not studded tires, but it is more important for us to write the truth. And it consists in that studded tires brake on the asphalt often better than not studded. It is explained simply. The key quality of winter rubber is softness, elasticity at negative temperatures. Accordingly, the higher the "winter" characteristics of the tire, the softer rubber it is made to not dub in the cold and cling to the loose snow cover. Remember that the winter tire is designed for use on snow, and not on asphalt. And pure asphalt in winter is just as "natural" as a ski resort in the middle of the desert in the Emirates ...One of a thousand chancesIn the phrase "there are almost no ice on the roads in the winter, because they are often cleared", the key words "almost" and "often". And if you did not have time to clean it? They are not always cleaned, but often. And if you have to leave the yard, where roads are never cleaned at all? And if you have to leave the city? And if ... In general, we do not know exactly when and where we will get ice, right? Why test fate?Another analogy: according to statistics, a diver uses a knife in one dive per thousand. And that's why he takes the knife with him to the remaining 999 dives. Is it logical? Here also draw conclusions. Even if you live in a metropolis and spend most of the winter on cleared roads, you will be provided with studded tires to ensure the safety of driving. Even sometimes you can hear from the drivers that in the city - mostly asphalt, studded tires on it slip, so I want to put in winter for a good grip not studded tires. Also sometimes drivers say that spikes are poured out. Yes, they fly out, but in 5 seasons, you will probably lose only 10% of the 100% studs. Therefore, let the thorns fly better than your car!.

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