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Tire tread one key to stopping slide-offs during winter weather

Car specialists said your tires are the most important aspect of car safety during winter.

They said the tread on tires is extremely important because that is what cuts through ice.

William Ludavicy at Big O Tires said the tread on tires is the most important part of the tire.

“Anything under probably five thirty seconds, you’re going to want to look at replacing them, otherwise we’re going to loose grip on the ground.”

That grip is what cuts through snow, preventing a vehicle from sliding.

How many miles a day someone drives will determine when it is time to get a new set of tires.

“If you’re driving 100 miles a day, you’re going to get less life on your tires. If you’re driving 20 miles a day, you’re going to get longer life out of the tire.”

Typically, the tire life lasts about 50,000 miles.

There is also windshield wiper fluid especially made for winter months.

“You can get winter fluid for the windshield wiper fluid, and it has a de-icer in it. It’s usually heavier on ammonia, so it won’t freeze.”

Windshield wipers are important, especially for snowy days. If the blade is cut or fringing, Ludavicy said it’s time to get new ones. He also recommends checking your coolant, belts and the battery.

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