It was the first snow of the year, the air temperature started to drop below zero degrees in some areas, and the winter started to show itself. Winter tires remain important as a mandatory option in order to maintain a healthy and safe transportation in these road conditions. Mandatory winter tire application starts on December 1.
In addition to the winter season, which shows itself well with falling air temperatures and occasional snowfalls, the driving habits of public transportation in our country, as in the whole world, due to the pandemic, increase the importance of road safety in winter conditions.
domestic capital of Turkey tire industry R & D leader and leading brand Petlas, offering local workforce and R & D work with along with the driving safety and comfort, continues to develop high quality tires. PETLAS also takes it as a mission to draw attention to the issues that need attention regarding tires and vehicles for driving safety with the awareness of social responsibility.
Reminding that more attention should be paid to road and driving safety, PETLAS Marketing Manager Erkal Özürün said, “Winter tires specially developed for tough winter conditions provide much shorter braking and traction than summer tires. This means safety and mobility in snow and cold weather. "Driving safety starts with our tires that make the vehicle contact the ground."
The control of tire pressure also striking utmost importance to avoid situations that could adversely affect the safety of driving Erkal sorry's, the pandemic measures within the drive, maintaining social distance, from health to take the risk, all of Turkey the most extensive dealer network which has PETLAS dealers in winter tire with mounting He added that he could check tire air pressure and tread depth.
Why Is Winter Tire Important?
Winter tires have a soft compound that prevents hardening at temperatures between +7 and -40 degrees, and capillary patterns that increase grip on snowy and icy roads. The winter tire provides 50% better road handling in cold weather than the summer tire. It shortens the braking distance by up to 50%. When using winter tires in winter and summer tires in summer, the rolling resistance of both tires will be low, thus the service life is doubled.
How do we know that a tire is a winter tire?
Winter tire; These are tires specially designed to grip vehicles on wet, snowy or icy roads and this feature has been approved by EU norms. It is identified by a special Tri-Peak Snowflake (3 PMSF -Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) mark, which indicates that winter tires meet this standard. Tires that carry this mark on their sidewall are called winter tires. This sign indicates that your tire can provide road safety in winter conditions.
What does the law say for the use of Winter Tires?
According to the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, it is mandatory to use winter tires on all commercial vehicles between December 1 and April 1. It also recommends the use of winter tires in private cars that are not covered by the law. However, vehicle owners and drivers are recommended to switch to winter tires as soon as the air temperature drops below 7 degrees.
Is Winter Tire economical?
The use of winter tires on snowy ground in winter increases road holding and reduces skidding, allowing you to travel longer with less fuel. The winter tire used in summer also causes more fuel consumption, as it will provide more grip on the road. Therefore, it is much more economical to use winter tire in winter and summer tire in summer. But its contribution to the most important value, the safety of life and property, is invaluable.
Do All Season Tires replace winter tires?
Choosing the right tire is of paramount importance for safety. When choosing all-season tires instead of summer tires, driving conditions, climate and performance needs of the region should be taken into account. All-season tires should be preferred if you do not encounter severe winter conditions such as snow and ice often. Winter tires must be used in snowfall.