When you buy a car, it automatically comes with all season tires. It’s the norm for most cars since these tires can be used during any season. So, most people don’t think about buying different tires at all, they just continue with the tires they were given until it is time to replace them.
However, would it be beneficial to you to use Winter Tires?
All season tires: designed to offer a combination of benefits from summer and winter tires
All season tires are more of an all fit tire. Something that covers you all year instead of having to change your tires once the seasons change. However, all season tires won’t provide the same amount of extreme grip and sharp handling of a summer tire. An all season tire is also not designed to handle extreme winter conditions like traveling through snow or driving on ice.
Winter tires: specially designed to perform in winter conditions
There are specific things that winter tires have to make them better for winter use. The mixture of tread rubber for winter tires are designed to remain flexible, allowing the tire to grip the road better. They are also designed to have deeper tread depths and unique tread patterns. Winter tires have thousands of tiny slits in the tread that provide traction on ice.
So which one would be better for you?
Well, it depends on where you live. Before you leave the dealership, you can talk to some of the salespeople about the tires. You can also head to the service department to talk prices and whether or not you need them. Do your own research and decide for yourself what you need.