MemberOctober 3, 2021 at 6:10 am
I should mention that paradoxically, narrow tires tend to do better in icy conditions than wider tires all other things being equal. Ignoring the different rubber compound formulation of winter tires to keep them more pliable and grippy in low temperatures, a narrower tires puts more pressure per square inch on the contact patch than a wider tire. I have had a number of different brands of winter tires on compact cars over the years and invariably the width of the winter tire that is recommended is narrower than the all-season or summer-only tire. One more example of common sense (i.e. wider tire is better and gives MORE traction) not being true in the real world.