Fall is the Time to Check Your Winter Tires—You'll Need Them!

Thanks to a fun little meteorological phenomenon called the lake effect, drivers in Elma, NY know to prepare ahead of time for the worst snow-storm they've ever seen (since last winter). It's September, which means it's the right time to get your snow tires out of the garage, and give them a good inspection.

The specialized tread and soft, cold-temperature rubber of your snow tires are the only things keeping you on the road in winter driving conditions. If the tread is worn out, you must replace them before the season begins.

You may think you can scrape by on sub-par tires because you drive a four-wheel drive truck, like the Ford F-150, but your vehicle's traction-optimizing capability can't help without tires to give it traction in the first place.

Check out this video of two Ford Escape SUVs (called by their European nameplate "Kuga" in the video) going head-to-head in a race up a snow-covered hill. The front-wheel drive version has a good set of snow-tires, while the all-wheel drive SUV is running on summer tires. Spoiler alert: AWD doesn't get far.

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