Why Winter Tires are Important

  • Dec 9, 2019
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Why Winter Tires Are Important

The winter season is upon us, which means it’s time to change out our all-season/summer tires for proper winter tires. We know, the snow is less than ideal, however; it’s important to keep yourself and other drivers safe while on the road. Not sure why you need to change your tires to winter tires? We came up with 5 reasons why it’s so important.

  1. Safety
    Winter tires are designed to provide traction and help your vehicle brake safely in cold, icy conditions. They are covered with small grooves in the rubber that allow constant contact with the surface you’re driving on, creating traction and grip between the vehicle and ground.
  2. Experts Recommend
    With cold winters settling in between October and April – proper winter tires make a huge difference in vehicle safety and reliability. Our experts recommend that you at least have all-season tires on your vehicle if you plan on driving in these months.
  3. All-Season vs. Winter Tires
    All-season tires are a great, convenient option if you live somewhere with very mild winter conditions, however, they lack a number of the safety features that Winter Tires offer. Winter tires are designed specifically for braking in cold temperatures, where all-seasons are not.
  4. How Often Should You Check/Change Your Tires
    Winter tires are often expected to last for four seasons of driving. You should check the tread every season and regularly check the air pressure during the winter months. If you’re unsure about the condition your tires are in stop by Warrenton Auto Service and speak with a member of our team!
  5. Bring In Your Tires – We’ll Take Care of The Rest
    We know everyone loves a good DIY, but when it comes to something as important as tires – let the experts do their job. Bring your vehicle and tires to Warrenton Auto Service and our team will take care of the rest! 

Driving in the winter months can be unpredictable, but a proper set of winter tires can ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. If you’d like your car checked by auto service professionals before you venture out on the icy roads, contact us today!