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Experts say snow tires still safest bet for winter driving

Service manager Rob George of Morris Ford in Burnt Hills shows a snow tire in the customer waiting room.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Service manager Rob George of Morris Ford in Burnt Hills shows a snow tire in the customer waiting room.
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Snow tires often receive formidable names. This fall, rubber warriors “Blizzak,” “Winterforce,” “Graspic” “X-Ice” and “Snowsport” are prepared for ground battles in December, January and February. Safety, automotive and law-enforcement personnel may not be wowed by the names, but are impressed with their performances. Snow tires, they say, are best bets for safe driving through winter months. “You can get by without them, if you want to be the guy doing five miles an hour ...


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RalphB
November 9, 2013
noon

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Consumer Reports says snow tires have worse traction on dry and wet roads. We have a lot more days of dry and wet roads in the winter than ice and snow. If so, why is it so obvious that we should buy snow tires?

RalphB
November 9, 2013
12:02 p.m.

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Consumer Reports says snow tires have worse traction on dry and wet roads than all seasons. We have a lot more days of dry and wet roads in the winter than ice and snow. If so, why is it so obvious that we should buy snow tires?

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