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Winter tires - would winter tires or automatic snow chains be the best for my truck or bus?

Shane Woodman, March 4, 2021

Rules about winter tires for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tires at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tires are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tires accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tires!

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Servicing the Onspot system: Tips for the mechanic

Leonard D'Orlando, July 9, 2020

When it comes to the Onspot automatic snow chain system there are many advantages.  Through the simple push of a dashboard switch the chain wheels are engaged providing the driver with traction on snow and ice.  It is not necessary for the driver to get out of the vehicle and manually strap chains on the tires. The driver can stay in the cab of the vehicle, avoiding the harsh winter conditions, the dangers of chaining up on the side of the road, and the overall physical exertion associated with conventional chains.  This is all well and good for the driver.

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