20 Nov 2018

4 things you need to know about winter tires

Day by day the temperature is getting cooler. So, it’s time to get your car ready for winter, and that includes making sure you have the right tires for the winter season.
Here are 4 things you need to know about winter tires.

#1 A winter tires are more aggressive than all-season tires

There was a time when people change their car’s summer tires to winter tires with the seasons. It was in the late 1970s when all-season tires were introduced, giving everyone the chance to keep the same tires on their cars all year long. It’s more convenient and eliminates the need to store a set of tires that are not in use, but all-season tires aren’t the best solution for winter driving. The tread pattern on an all-season tire is not as aggressive as a winter tire and the rubber compound isn’t as good in cold temperatures. So, there are some main differences between winter and seasonal tires.

#2 Winter tires can save you money

Money is an essential factor when it comes to deciding to buy winter tires. Since winter tires are designed to give you a better and safe drive during cold weather, you’re less likely to end up on the side of the road in a ditch. You’re also less likely to be involved in an accident. Spending extra on winter tires today could save you the headache and cost of repairing damage later.

#3 Picking the right winter tires is key

You can do research online to see which winter tires will fit your specific car. It can be confusing to make the final decision, so don’t hesitate to contact our experts for consulting.

#4 You should check your tire’s pressure regularly

It’s important to check your winter tire pressure on a regular basis. As temperatures drop, the pressure in your tires will decrease – ensuring that your winter tires have the right amount of pressure will extend their tread life, reduce fuel consumption, and keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

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