Yesterday's video blog touched upon many available features for automobiles that can aid driving in hazardous winter weather conditions, so since we were on the subject, I thought I'd present this video that demonstrates the difference in performance between a car with a complete set of winter tires and another one that has a mix of tires installed. As you probably guessed, there is, indeed, a noticeable difference.
Tire retailer TireRack.com pits a red car with mixed tires (two regular all-season, two winter weather tires) against a blue car that has four winter tires, and evaluates the results of braking, steering, handling and other tests to demonstrate the benefit of having all-winter weather tires on your vehicle when driving on snow, slush, or ice. The difference in performance is definitely more than noteworthy if you are in a part of the world that is still feeling the effects of a blizzard or snow storm. If you don't already have a set of winter weather specific tires, this video may convince you to get some.