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Snow tires recommended on slick panhandle roads

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When snow is on the ground and roads are slick, will your vehicle's tires do the job to keep you safe?
Light snow caused a number of cars to slide off the Mitchell highway earlier this week.

Manager of Peerless Tires, Paul Zayak, says investing in snow tires could be a good way to prevent such incidents.

Zayak says snow tires are manufactured in a way that allows for better traction on snowy, slick roads, and are usually safer in winter than regular road tires.
"A regular all-season tire, below 32 degrees it loses flexibility and traction," Zayak said. "Snow tires they have more siping to them, which is side cuts in the tire. It's a softer rubber, so below 32 degrees it's the exact opposite, it gets softer it grips better on the road, you get better traction with it."
Zayak says one of the only drawbacks to winter tires is they must be changed out once the weather warms up.


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