South Bend, Ind.– Believe it or not, cooler temperatures are on the way. That means winter will be here before we know it, but are you prepared? More specifically, is your car prepared?
Thursday morning NewsCenter 16 spent some time at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Notre Dame’s campus to learn about driving safety and winter tire technology. Folks from Tire Rack and Bridgestone talked about the difference between an all-season tire and a winter one.
The winter season is just around the corner and now may be the time to start preparing your car for the cold temperatures.
Bridgestone and Tire Rack have partnered for the Winter Driving Experience on Wednesday. The event started at 5 a.m. and will continue until 3 in the afternoon.
NOTRE DAME – Fingers crossed it won’t be happening for awhile, but snow will eventually makes its way to Michiana so now is the time to start thinking about getting the car ready for it. That includes putting winter tires on your car.
Tire Rack and Bridgestone held a demo at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Wednesday morning to show what winter tires are capable of. They had one car with winter tires and another with all-season tires. Through various courses and exercises the winter tires showed how they better handled accelerating, breaking, and taking corners.
Online retailer Tire Rack Inc. awarded the Michelin Premier LTX the top score in recent road and track tests of all-season crossover/SUV touring tires.
Tire Rack’s recent testing also included the Kumho Crugen Premium and the Yokohama Geolandar G055, with the Michelin showing its advantage primarily in wet conditions, the South Bend-based company said.
Tire Rack Inc. compared three models of CUV/SUV touring all-season tires: the Kumho Crugen Premium, the Michelin Premier LTX and the Yokohama Geolandar G055.
The tires were mounted, at full tread depth, on the 18×8.0 wheels of a 2016 Porsche V6 Cayenne and evaluated on Tire Rack’s own test track and along a six-mile road loop.