Sliding pavement due to ice or snow: are you ready to go through it?

What does this signal mean?

A- Danger due to proximity to an area with a possible snowfall

B- Warns that we are in a port area

C- Warning, sliding pavement due to ice or snow

The correct answer is C, so it is recommended to reduce the speed and in some cases, use snow chains.

But in addition to driving properly in these circumstances, we also have to give back to our tire, its grip conditions. For this we have metal or textile chains:

  • Metal chains and spider spikes cover the tire in such a way that it does not touch the surface. The chain is the one that sits on the ground and makes a traction effect. It gets stuck in the snow, cuts it and looks for the hard support of the bottom.
  • The textile chains also cover the tire but its function is explained through a tribological system defined by three variables: Top surface, lubricant and bottom surface.

Tribology is the science that focuses on the study of three phenomena: the friction between two bodies in movement; wear as a natural effect of friction and lubrication to reduce wear.

The textile chains are recommended for intensive use for cars, vans, trucks and 4x4s. They can be used without any deterioration in the alternating circumstances on snow and asphalt, and you do not need to remove them until the sliding surface ends completely. If they have a composition of 100% high strength polyester, they are technologically superior to any product in the market on the same category, so they last up to four times longer. Its use requires driving at a maximum speed of 40 km / hour and not driving off paved roads.


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