Buying rubber for the season, especially winter tires, is quite an expensive pleasure, especially if you own a car with a sufficiently large wheel size. It is even more offensive when all the spikes on your brand new tires are lost in almost one season.
But riding without spikes on rubber, which is specially designed for them, is a deliberately dangerous event. Such wheels sharply reduce traction and increase the braking distance. And if there are less than half of the studs, then it is better not to use such tires at all.
The Avtovzglyad portal has compiled a list of the main mistakes, the commission of which leads to an excessively fast loss of thorns.
Use of winter tires in summer
If someone thinks that it is possible to save well without buying summer tires, then he is very mistaken. Winter tires can be killed very quickly during the warm season, especially if the driver has an aggressive driving style.
The fact is that such rubber is rather soft, unlike summer rubber, and is not at all designed for large overheating. As a result, the tread is erased in a matter of weeks, and the spikes do not linger much in such extreme conditions.
Studded tires also deteriorate from strong slippage when starting and accelerating on ice, and especially on bare asphalt. Moreover, the risk of losing studs is much higher than when braking, although any slip is not good for them. Try to start smoothly and evenly, accelerate and brake on spiked wheels.
If the wheels are poorly balanced, the contact area of the tire with the road surface becomes uneven, which leads to excess pressure on some of the studs. From this, they quickly deform and fly off. The higher the speed and the more the balance is disturbed, the more this problem is aggravated.
Taxiing in place
The driver runs the risk of losing a few studs when the steering wheel is twisted in place. Therefore, in winter, in many underground parking lots, where the car’s maneuvers are limited to a small area, you can find many thorns that have fallen out under your feet. But you can also reduce the risk of them falling out if you try to drive only when the car is moving.
The manufacturer clearly regulates the stiffness of the tires, at which the studs will work most effectively. Incorrect pressure will lead to a change in the set stiffness, and therefore an increase in the load on the studs. This should not be neglected.