As much of North America braces for the harsh winter climate, many drivers substitute their traditional road tires for snow-friendly ones. Like gasoline, which has summer and winter-weather blends, winter tires use a different formula more suitable for cold temperatures. The science behind cold weather tire performance is complex, and their design requires a higher level of engineering than traditional tires. The novelty of cold-weather tires is how the rubber chemistry relates to the physics of…

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