Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

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Tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle that will make you feel safe during your travels in Wilmington. Therefore, it’s extremely important to have the right tires during the right season to ensure you do not lose control on Springfield roads regardless of your driving habits. When shopping for tires, you might find yourself comparing winter tires vs. all-season tires. Which is right for your needs? Our service technicians at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIATput together a quick guide to help you learn the following:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of winter tires
  • Winter tire storage information
  • The right tire pressure in the winter

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Winter Tires

Winter tires are amazing in Beavercreek once the snow falls, however, they have a few disadvantages you’ll want to be aware of:

Advantages

  • Unique Rubber Compound: Winter tires are uniquely designed with a special rubber compound that remains flexible during the cold months to ensure maximum grip.
  • Specially-Designed Tread: The grooves in winter tires differ from all-season tires because these grooves reduce the amount of ice and snow build-up during winter storms in Xenia.
  • Biting Edge Design: Their biting edge design purposely digs into the deep snow and ice to ensure your vehicle can move with ease through winter conditions.

Disadvantages

  • Wear: As temperatures rise again, winter tires start to wear much faster which decreases their lifespan.
  • Swapping Out: You can drive on winter tires during the spring and summer but we advise you to swap out your tires once the weather gets warmer. Schedule a service appointment online and we’ll do it for you!

Winter Tire Storage Information & Tips

Due to dropping tire pressure in winter, swap out your all-season for winter tires when you can! Once the winter is over, you’ll want to consider winter tire storage. Here are a few winter tire storage tips:

  • Store Clean Tires: Only put winter tires in storage after they’ve been thoroughly cleaned. Once clean, place a cover on them.
  • Clean & Temperature-Controlled Storage: You’ll want to make sure that the area is temperature-controlled and clean. Be sure to stack them upright and rotate them every few weeks.
  • Tire Pressure: Tire pressure in the winter will always drop since cold temperatures cause air to become less dense. Keep an eye on your tire pressure in the winter and summer months, even when the tires are stored.

Compare Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT!

Still not sure which type of tire is right for your vehicle? Contact Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT to get an expert opinion! Our certified technicians and parts department will help you choose the right tires for your winter driving in Xenia.

 

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