Winter Tire Road Test

Winter Tire Road Test


Hey guys, Ryan here from Lexus of Royal Oak
at the Northwest Auto Mall. Just here today to demonstrate
the importance of winter tires and why they’re essential in our climate. Here today, we’re in a brand new
Lexus RX 350 F Sport that currently has Bridgestone all season tires on it. What we’re gonna do is get the car up to 40 kilometers an hour and we’re gonna apply the
brakes. Let’s see how this performs. Alright, here we go. Well, as you can see, we skid pretty far there. What we’re gonna do is mark this and we’re
gonna go back to the store, put some winter tires on
this vehicle, some brand new tires, and we’ll see how they perform. Alright, here we go now back to the testing
spot with brand new Bridgestone Blizzaks on, and
as you can tell they’re just as quiet as the all
seasons. There’s no road noise. Technology these days, and advanced tread designs, prevent any of the old humming noises you’d
hear back years ago. Alright, so now we set up
a couple pylons. The first pylon is where we started braking
in the all season tires. Second pylon, is where we ended up stopping
with the all season tires on. Alright, let’s see what winter tires can do. So again, we’re gonna get back up to 40
kilometers an hour, and then we’ll apply the brakes. Yeah. As you can see, we stopped I would guess about
10 to 15 feet shorter than the all season tires. Ok, so we’re all done our testing. Just headed back to the dealership now. I guess you can clearly see the advantage winter tires have
when it comes to stopping. You know, that could save you an accident. That’s an insurance deductible. Your safety… everything. You know, it’s not just stopping that’s the advantage of having winter tires. It’s also the cornering. Sorry, just changing lanes. [Laughs]
The cornering and acceleration, all aspects of driving, so… Make sure you give us a call. 403.296.9699 to get your tire quote, and we can get you
set up. Thanks for tuning in guys. We’ll talk to you later.

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