What You Need to Know About Picking Winter Tires

winter tiresNow that winter has arrived, it isn’t only the colder weather you need to worry about. Decreasing temperatures and inclement weather can greatly impact your vehicle. For your safety, it’s vitally important that you take steps to complete proper car maintenance as soon as possible. One of the most important things to consider is the type of tires you plan to use. Don’t assume your vehicle is adequately prepared. You should speak with a trained auto specialist about changing your tires as you enter every season. To help ensure you and your vehicle are prepared for the upcoming months, here’s what you should know about winter tires.

1. Winter Tires Are Important

Many car owners wonder if they actually need winter tires at all. If you live in an area where inclement weather—including snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain—occurs frequently, then winter tires are probably a good idea. You should also purchase winter tires if you plan on driving through areas with heavy snowfall during your holiday traveling.

2. All-Season Tires Don’t Always Cut It

So you have all-season tires? That’s great! The only problem is that all-season tires aren’t the best option for driving on roads covered in snow and ice. For these conditions, only winter tires will do.

3. Tire Chains Aren’t Intended for Pavement

Before asking your auto technician to install tire chains, make sure the timing is appropriate. While you can opt for chains instead of new winter tires, they shouldn’t be used at high speeds and aren’t intended for driving on pavement. They should only be used during snowy periods.

Want to Speak with a Professional about Snow Tires Today?

Do you need new snow tires? Come to Classic Motorsports to get the help you need preparing your vehicle for winter this season. Call (425) 348–4110 to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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