Category: Wheels & Tires

Tire Chains for Winter Use

A snowstorm can quickly change driving on mountain roads from an enjoyable adventure into a hazardous experience. Years ago, government agencies in mountainous regions required vehicles to be equipped with tire chains (or at least have them stored in the trunk) before the vehicle would be allowed to begin travel through snow covered mountain passes [...] More »

Tires: How to Confirm a Winter Performer

What’s the difference in snow traction between an M+S (Mud and Snow) branded tire, an all-season tire and a purpose-built winter/snow tire? While many drivers probably aren’t absolutely sure, it can be the difference between getting to work, getting home or getting stuck. The original definition of M+S tires is based on the geometry of [...] More »

Breaking-In New Winter Tires

Whenever installing winter tires, drivers should recognize that the personality and handling traits of winter tires will feel different than the summer or all-season tires being replaced. Since winter tires are dedicated to providing more traction in snow and on ice, extra care should be taken by drivers to familiarize themselves with their vehicle’s traction [...] More »

Higher Tire Pressures for Winter Driving

Several vehicle manufacturer’s owner’s manuals recommend operating winter tires several psi (typically 3-5) higher than their recommended pressures for summer and all-season tires. While none of them actually provide the reason why, there are several scenarios that would support the practice. First and foremost is that winter tires feature more aggressive tread designs, softer tread [...] More »

Ford F250 Super Crew 4×4 Pirelli Scorpion STR A Tire Review

The Ford F250 Super Crew 4 x 4 Pirelli Scorpion STR A is a premium highway all-season tire with above average quality. Scorpion STR A’s are intended for use on light trucks, crossover, and sport utility vehicles and considered to be highway, all-season tires. Characteristics of the Pirelli Scorpion STR A Pirelli Scorpion STR A [...] More »

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