Are winter tires a necessity in snowy climates?

Winter is almost here, which means the weather will continue to get colder and the snow will be in abundance. When it comes to driving in the snow, certain areas of the roads can be scary, especially if they aren’t heavily trafficked or are very icy. In areas where it snows heavily, winter tires are common for car owners to keep stored and to bring out during these conditions to make driving safer. But are they a necessity in snowy climates? 

Winter tires, also known as snow tires, definitely have their benefits. They offer extremely good traction, with much more tread than a standard tire. This additional tread helps them to be able to properly make traction with the road even when snow is thick. This helps ensure that you have proper control of your vehicle in these conditions. 

Since winter tires should only be put on your vehicle during the winter, they last for years and years. This means that they can be a great investment overall since you aren’t using them all year round. 

So, when considering snow tires, ask yourself - how often do you find yourself driving in snow during the winter? Do friends, family, or your local auto repair shop recommend them? If so, winter tires are definitely great to have. You only have to invest once in 4 or 5 years, and you can keep them stored during the rest of the year. 

With winter tires, you’ll find that your driving is much safer and more controlled on the road during the winter months. You’ll decrease your chances of having to deal with getting stuck in the snow or having to pull over if driving conditions are too dangerous. If you have any questions about winter tires or how to find the right tires for your vehicle, we invite you into our shop for assistance today!

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