According to Independent Reviews, These Are the Best Tires for Winter 2021

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We are in the second week of November 2021, which means that the Winter season has already begun in many parts of the world. For drivers, it means fitting appropriate winter tires. But which ones to get? This video should help you out.
First, you must consider the kind of driving that you do on a day-to-day basis and occasionally. Then, consider the climate of the area you are driving in. Do you get heavy snow often, or has that never happened? Does winter just mean cold and wet roads or snowy and icy ones?

If you tend to drive in the city all the time and winter is just a season when temperatures go near the freezing point, but that is it, you do not need studded winter tires. But you knew that already, didn't you?

However, if you happen to drive from city to city frequently, or you drive to mountainous regions during the winter, it is recommended to get winter tires fitted to your vehicle instead of all-season tires. This is especially true if you drive between cities at night when temperatures take a dive, and you are sure to find ice under the snow.

Jonathan Benson of Tyre Reviews has made a video where he compiled a list of recommended tire brands and models, which is split into four categories. The recommendations made by Jonathan rely on independent testing and reviews, but you should review those tests before making a purchase decision.

The video starts with the best all-season and all-weather tires (the latter are only sold in the U.S., and not recommended on snow and ice). The second category is budget and performance winter tires, followed by Nordic or extreme winter tires, and the last category is studded winter tires.

In the case of studded winter tires, you should know that they are illegal in many countries and the countries that do allow them only permit their use in certain conditions.

Do not try to get studded winter tires if they are not allowed in your area, as you may receive a hefty fine. If you drive on ice all winter, then these recommended brands are the ones to go for.

Regardless of what tires you fit your vehicle with this winter, be sure to have them filled to the recommended pressure, inspect them once a month (or every fill-up if you drive hundreds of miles per week).

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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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