10 Jan 2019

Winter Tires: The Importance, Their Benefits and Things to Remember

Winter tires are specifically designed to help in delivering safety & control in ice, snow, slush, rain & cold weather. Winter tires will make your ride safer if you’re driving in winter. You should have the right tire when driving in winter weather because winter is extremely unpredictable: from heavy snowfall to black ice.

Compromise-Free

Where all-season tires are a little bit good in the heat and a little bit good in the cold, winter tires are perfect in cold-climate driving, and it shows. With the compromise-free, cold-climate engineering behind winter tires, drivers can enjoy the cold-weather travel season with peace of mind to spare for themselves, or anyone using their ride.

Not Just for Snow and Ice

Did you know that all-season or summer performance tires get really, really hard when it’s cold outside? Hard tires can be a recipe for disaster. In cold weather, even on dry roads, the softer, more flexible rubber used in the construction of winter tires provides that all-important give that all-season tires lose when it’s cold out.

Things to Remember With Winter Tires

  • Always install your winter tires in a matching set of 4. This helps maintain controlled and balanced handling in winter-driving conditions. If you use only 2 winter tires on your car, it will create a mismatch in the traction and can have a negative impact on handling.
  • Good handling is also a lot about maintaining the right tire pressure. It also improves traction and durability of the tires
  • 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. Spending extra on winter tires today could save you the headache and cost of repairing damage later.
  • Always check inflation pressures in the fall and early winter months. These are the most critical times as the air contracts in colder temperatures.
  • Always keep all the valve-caps on. If they are left off, there can be a moisture-freeze inside the valve and the air will escape.

Drive in a Controlled Manner

Drive slowly and with utmost caution. When you have winter tires on your vehicle, you are assured of maximum traction, enhanced braking performance, grip and control and they help you handle unexpected stops in a better way. What is also probably even more important than using winter tires, is to be controlled with the way you drive in ice, snow and slush conditions. Even as the cold weather sets in- drive safe with winter tires.

Snow tires may seem like a fad to make you spend more on your car, but they truly aren’t. For this simple piece of mind of not getting stuck on hills very easily, this, in our opinion is a good reason to get winter tires.

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