December 4, 2010, 9:40 pm
[quote name='r0b3r7' timestamp='1291491806' post='105810']
actually makes sense when you think its less surface area in contact with the snow/ice
but crucially more weight bearing down on the smaller contact area of the tyre forcing it to do its job! however there is a case when driving in icy conditions or hard packed snow to have a wider tyre, but what you've got on your car is what you've got.
just a few snippets from a regular artic driver, the most important rule to remember when on ice or snow is "locked wheels do not steer".
when going up a hill second gear is usually good for most jobs, dont be afraid to gun the engine to maintain momentum, however if you feel the wheels spinning throttle off a bit to retain traction.
when going down hill, let the engine take the weight of the car and control the speed, if you want to bottle it as you feel you are going to fast "do not", dip the clutch,things can happen very quickly. simply slow the car down gently with the brake and stop. drop a gear and you will go slower.
short positive inputs of steering and braking are far more effective than long winded inputs.
remember locked wheels do not steer, have bags of fun in the snow you lucky lot as its still raining down here.