Michelin Premier: “Safe When New. Safe When Worn”

Tires manufacturers incorporate all sorts of features into tread patterns, and this tread design is a big part of a tire’s performance capabilities. The problem is that all tires wear down with use, and so some of that performance diminishes. And worn tires that can’t stop well on wet roads are one of the most noticeable examples of this. When the grooves that channel water out from under the tire … Continue reading

A Trip to Detroit for NAIAS 2014

It’s a good thing I put winter tires on my Juke. Every year, my dad and I go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. So this past weekend I drove back to my hometown just north of Detroit. And as you’ve surely heard by now, the roads are a mess in the Midwest lately. But luckily I made it there and back in one piece, so I get … Continue reading