Should You Buy Winter Tires?

Winter Tires

When it comes to tires, many drivers are clueless about what the difference is between all-season tires and winter tires. There are several significant differences and those difference make one set of tires better than the other at certain points throughout the year. This winter, do yourself and your car a favor by buying a set of winter tires.

All-season tires are the tires vehicles roll off the production line with. They’re designed to provide excellent fuel economy, a smooth ride, and generally last a long time. The tires are versatile in that they provide optimal performance on wet roads and light winter driving. While all-season tires combine the benefits of summer and winter tires, they come up short once the heavy snowfalls lands on the road.

Winter tires are specifically designed to take on the heavy snowball, black ice, and lack of traction that winter generally brings. The tire tread remains flexible, unlike all-season tires, and allows the tire to grip the road. The depth and patterns are deeper and channel the snow and slush rather than absorb it.

Winter tires also feature more biting edges, tiny slits in the tread, that offer optimized traction on ice-covered roadways. Some tires even act as a sponge to remove a thin layer of water from the tire to further optimize traction on slippery roads.

Head to Haddad Nissan’s service center before the harsh weather hits to get your set of winter tires.

Nissan ProPILOT Assist Technology

Nissan makes passenger safety a top priority in all of its vehicle designs. That dedication to protection resulted in the development of the Nissan ProPILOT Assist system. The autonomous drive technology works to make drivers more comfortable on long commutes and road trips.

Nissan ProPILOT Assist

Nissan ProPILOT Assist is an autonomous drive technology that combines steering, acceleration, and braking technologies. The full system is user-friendly and understands numerous road and traffic situations. Drivers can activate and deactivate Nissan ProPILOT Assist with a simple flip of a switch located on the steering wheel.

The autonomous driving technology is capable of maintaining a set distance between vehicles within a preset speed range. It can keep the car in the middle of its lane and maintain speed as well.

The system can control the throttle and brakes to keep a safe distance from other vehicles. Nissan ProPILOT Assist can come to a complete stop in traffic, and remain stationary until the driver releases the brakes with a push of a button.

Keeping the car in the middle of its lane on straight roads is one thing, but Nissan ProPILOT Assist goes one step further. The technology is capable of keeping the vehicle in the middle of its lane while cornering too.

Nissan ProPILOT Assist is just one of the many excellent technologies available in Nissan vehicles. Check them out at Haddad Nissan!