Many believe that all-season tires do what they say and are perfect for all–year driving. While these tires do offer good traction, ride quality, fuel economy, and a longer tread life, they are far better for warmer weather conditions and do not offer optimal traction during wintertime.
The tread-compound in all-season tires does not provide cold weather traction. They also harden if the temperature is below freezing point. This is why it’s a good idea to switch to winter tires during the colder months. These tires are far more reliable on snowy and icy roads and offer the safety and reliability you need in inclement weather conditions. However, like all other tires, these tires also need proper tire maintenance to perform optimally.
The best way to ensure that your winter tires function as they should is to have some basic tire maintenance done, such as:
When you are buying winter tires, look for the snowflake imprint on their sidewall. It distinguishes them from snow-rated, mud-rated, and all-season tires. Proper winter tire maintenance will ensure safer drives and will keep your tires in good condition for longer.
It’s also important to drive safely when there is snow and ice on the roads. For any information on winter tire maintenance and any of our services, please contact us with your queries. We are here to help.