Social media has become the place where people can share bogus facts and speculations about topics they barely understand, all while receiving the approval of hundreds of people. The topic is typically something political, but it turns out that winter tires are a subject of heated debate as well.
The comments section for an article about winter tire basics and pricing was too dramatic to pass up. In the comments, some people lauded the benefits of winter tires, while others tried to discredit them, create fictional figures and scenarios, and claim winter tires to be some sort of hoax.
Below, we set the record straight on 10 of the funniest, scariest and most misinformed winter tire comments with the help of Carol Hochu, the President and CEO of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).
[Editor’s Note: Comments have been edited for grammar.]
“Winter tires must work great on the bare asphalt we have most of the winters now!”
While this comment was intended as a strike against winter tire usage, it’s actually correct: a quality set of winter tires does work great on bare asphalt in the wintertime, especially compared to all-season tires. Winter tires are …