Due to portable computerized test equipment, tire engineers can now go to the snow easily and bring back reliable comparisons between different types of tires. Results of testing carried out by BFGoodrich at their Brecksville, Ohio, test laboratory indicate that the best tire for going on compacted snow and slush is an "all season" radial--which is the condition that most Americans are likely to meet. The all-season won't outperform a snow tire in virgin snow or a V-rated high performance radial on dry pavement, and it may not match a conventional highway-rib radial tire's tread life; but, the all-season will outperform any other tire all around.

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  • Authors:
    • Taylor, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Volume: 162
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    • ISSN: 0032-4558

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 186
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM