Whether it’s blizzards, whiteouts, sub-zero temperatures, black ice, or freezing rain -- Minnesota has it all. To survive the extremes, Minnesotans have to be both tough and smart. Regardless if you are driving to work or running quick errands, road conditions during the winter months are never predictable.
Have you heard of the term “drivetrain?” Maybe not, but you’re likely familiar with it even if you don’t realize it. Drivetrain is the group of components that deliver power to a vehicle’s axles and wheels. There are four types of drivetrain: all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), front-wheel drive (FWD), and rear-wheel drive (RWD).
Where rubber meets the road.
Tires are what separates you and your vehicle from the cold, hard, and dangerous surface of Minnesota’s roadways.
So, how do you spot abnormal tire wear before you’re stranded somewhere? With a trained eye, you can tell if something is wrong simply by looking at the wear patterns on your tires.
No matter the season in Minnesota, understanding your car’s tire wear patterns will help keep you on the roads.