When winter hits here in Minnesota it’s always good to be prepared and we have a few winter driving tips to help with that. One of the most important things to factor in is that the only thing between your car and the road is your tires. Making sure you have well treaded tires is a great idea and another huge advantage to that is adding snow tires to your vehicle.

There are many different brands of snow tires that can be used and most will certainly give you an advantage in winter time driving. We had used two almost identical Mazda 3 vehicles, one with snow tires and another with factory tires in this video comparison. It’s not that you can’t get through the snow and ice with the factory tires but, having snow tires is a major advantage. We found that not only can you accelerate and maneuver more quickly with the snow tires but stopping is much easier than without snow tires. The compound of the rubber and the way the snow tires are designed helps to bite into the snow and ice to help improve the overall grip and stopping power. We would suggest looking into adding snow tires to your vehicle to enhance you safety for winter driving.

Check out the video below to see just how much the snow tire can effect your vehicle in the winter.