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Winter weather is a dangerous time to drive, but there are ways for you to make your driving experience much safer. One of those ways is to invest in winter tires. Winter tires, unlike all-season tires, are specifically designed to address snowy and icy road conditions. So, let’s take a look at them today and talk about what makes them such a great addition to your vehicle.
Winter tires, also known as “snow tires”, are tires that are made to handle all of the challenges that winter weather brings. Winter tires are truly the fuzzy winter boots of tires, and will offer better traction as you drive down the road on slippery roads. Unlike all-season tires, winter tires are made from a softer, more pliable rubber that conforms to the road a bit better. Along with a softer rubber, winter tires traditionally have deep sipes, or grooves that help them plow their way through snow and ice. These sipes will also help keep your car from getting stuck.
At the end of the day, winter tires are all about improving the safety of your vehicle. With winter tires installed, your vehicle will have a shorter stopping distance, which can mean the difference between a smooth commute and a nasty accident.
For the most part, the cost is often the biggest deterrent from getting these tires. After all, depending on the vehicle you have, you could be looking at $1,000. Though this may seem like an unnecessary expense, you can’t put a price on safety. Not only that, but if you have winter tires to rotate in and out of use, then you probably won’t have to replace your non-winter tires as often because they’ll end up lasting a bit longer.
The other big reason that no one wants to buy winter tires is the fact that they don’t know where they’re going to put them when they’re not in use. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a spacious garage, a stack of bulky tires can prove difficult. However, it’s worth finding a clever solution to ensure that your vehicle is outfitted with the best safety features possible.
If you’re looking for a way to drive more confidently in the winter, then you’re going to need some winter tires. We can help you get outfitted with the best tires for your vehicle. Contact us today for more information!