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4x4 Driving Tips for the Snow and Ice

For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles. ~ Jane Jacobs


4x4s handle differently from regular vehicles. Think you know how to drive yours on the ice and snow?

The first consideration about driving a 4x4 in snow and is an understanding that this vehicle might not be any better than an ordinary car in winter weather conditions. This article notes how to handle your 4x4 when the winter weather is sloppy.

The most important skill about knowing how to drive your 4x4 in snow and ice is understanding how of how your vehicle handles during winter weather conditions. This article provides a great explanation about how your 4x4 system actually works.

Driving your 4x4 in snow and ice means being prepared for the weather before you take to the road. These tips for 4x4 winter weather driving are excellent suggestions for all motorists to follow.

Think you know all about driving your 4x4 in snow and ice? Take the quiz and find out if your knowledge is correct. You might be surprised at how much you don't know - but think you know.

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* Winter Driving Tips For Teens
* Winter Driving Tips For Older Adults
* The Winter Driving School Experience
* 4x4 Winter Driving Tips
* Winter Driving Tips For the Canadian Winter Driver
* Long Distance Travel in Winter
* New Car Winter Technology


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  Winter tire: trucks & SUVs


What's better for your car: all-season or winter tires? Watch this video for a comparison test.


Here are the top 3 car and truck snow tires / winter tires:

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Hankook I*cept evo


Another view of the top 10 studless snow tires / winter tires:

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R 

  Continental ExtremeWinterContact

  Nokian WR G3      

  Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

  Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip Ice WRT

  General Altimax Arctic

  Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

  Dunlop DS-3


Need more? Here are ratings for best overall, SUV/truck, performance and studded winter tires / snow tires.


The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood. ~ John Burroughs