- Is the Legal Minimum Tire Tread Depth Enough?
... relatively unharmed. This turned my thoughts to the tread on my tires and the question of how much tread is needed to stop and ... steer effectively. Without at least this much tread the tire cannot move water away from the tread fast enough to maintain adequate ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/04/01 - 08:28 - 4 comments
- What Does M+S Mean?
... would expect that the markings M+S or Mud and Snow on a tire would mean that it was designed for proper winter traction in all ... Have multiple pockets or slots in at least one tread edge that extend toward the tread center at least 1/2 inch from the ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 1 comment
- Use Winter Tread Tires or Carry Chains
... Columbia has not yet mandated that only true winter tread tires be used during the winter months on our highways. If you pass a ... for compliance. You are no longer allowed to carry tire chains in lieu of having winter or all season tires fitted. Remember, ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/10/12 - 15:01 - 11 comments
- Notice & Order #2
... was offset to the left by about 10 inches, the right rear tire was mounted on its face to compensate for the offset, the brakes discs ... price, ensured that fundamental items such as tire tread, brake balance, headlight aim, steering alignment, steering play, turn ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 11 comments
- New Winter Tire Rules for BC
... of Transportation and Infrastructure announced new winter tire rules for British Columbia. The changes are part of the Rural Highway ... In past, the signs required winter tires with sufficient tread or carrying a set of tire chains for all vehicles that passed them. Now ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/01/20 - 22:00 - 8 comments
- PHOTOS OF CONCERN - Bald Tires
While this tire may have adequate traction on dry pavement, add a little bit of water and ... with him. If the driver was unable to put on a spare tire with adequate tread, this would be grounds to order the vehicle to be immediately removed ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 0 comments
- Two or Four Winter Tires?
... on the other is an invitation to problems. Mixing tire types will affect both steering and braking. Having different sets of ... or four all season tires where the pairs have different tread patterns or traction characteristics. In terms of braking, four all ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/05/13 - 12:16 - 6 comments
- Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Winter Tires
... for a set of steel wheels, Consumer Reports for the best tire choices and then the retailers for the best price. I thought that I had it ... But something as simple as a nail in the tire tread can cause a pressure loss, and it may not be apparent, as this may be ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 5 comments
- Winter Tires
... and Division 7.162 (3) defines them: (3) A winter tire under section 208 of the Act must be labelled on a sidewall by the ... M+S or Mud and Snow on the sidewalls. If the tread depth is less than 3.5 mm , winter tires are considered to be worn ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/05/27 - 08:00 - 8 comments
- Winter Tire Season Begins
... that it's time to get winter tires installed. Winter tire and chain up routes are now in effect. I'm fortunate enough to be ... The M+S marking on an all season tire tells us about the tread design. It has no connection with the rubber compound used to make the ...
DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 4 comments