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The winter months are filled with less than ideal driving conditions. Snow, ice, and sleet on the roads are dangerous for all drivers, but it’s especially dangerous for drivers who don’t have the right tires. In Maryland, you can get away with driving on all-season tires throughout the year. However, the safest thing you can do is invest in winter tires. Here’s how you can choose the right ones.
Before buying any tires, it’s important that you know what size to look for. It’s one of the first questions you’ll be asked at a tire store. All of your tires must be the same size. To determine your tire’s size, look at the sidewall, and look for a code that looks something like this: P225/75 R16.
225= Width of tread
75= Ratio between the top of the tire and width of the tread
16= Interior diameter in inches
Do you usually drive on dirt roads? Are you constantly on the highway? Knowing the types of roads you regularly drive on will help you choose the right winter tires. This is especially important if you drive a lot. If that’s the case, you’re going to want to purchase high-quality winter tires to avoid problems in the winter.
You’re naturally going to have a lot of questions about potential tires. If you usually don’t ask a lot of questions, this is the time when you should. Don’t take the sales representative’s word on everything. Be sure to ask questions to gain clarity and ensure you’re getting the right tires for you. After all, this is an investment, and you want to make sure you’ll get a good return on your investment,
Whatever you do, don’t mix and match tires. Always stick to one brand and one tire size. Mixing and matching tires can lead to poor handling, negatively impact your driving, and can cause premature deterioration. During the winter, this can be especially dangerous since driving conditions are less than ideal.
Do you still need help determining the right winter tires for your vehicle? Let us help. Mighty Auto Pro has years of experience with Medina, OH tire replacement, and can help you make the best decision. Once you’ve determined which tires are best for you, we’ll gladly put them on for you and get you back on the road in record time.
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