As the winter months arrive, so does what is generally the worst driving conditions of the year. The cold temperatures create a number of problems for tires. For example, cold temperatures make tire rubber harder, which decreases the amount of traction that the tire will have on any road surface. Winter weather also creates potholes, cracks and other road conditions that are rough on tires. Tires that old and worn are not able to withstand the bumps and rough edges on the road as well as new tires. This means that old and worn tires are more likely to fail during the winter months than tires that are in good condition.
However, while winter weather creates many problems for drivers, the primary problem caused by cold temperatures is the formation of ice on the road surface. These patches can cause a tire to lose traction and a vehicle to slide. In many cases, ice patches are relatively small in size and the tread of a tire is able to find traction on areas of the road where ice is not present. But for those vehicles with tires that are bald or only have very little tread remaining, ice on the road can create a very unsafe situation.In fact, tires with little tread will have difficulty finding traction when the is no ice on the road and only a small amount of snow.
Though the obvious solution for preparing for winter road surfaces is to buy new tires, that is not always a viable option as new tires are very expensive. However, used tires Canton GA present an attractive alternative to new tires for those who need tires but who are on a tight budget. While used tires Canton GA will not provide as much traction as new ones, used tires can still provide a safe amount of traction to allow a driver to get back and forth to his or her destination on winter roads.