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.

Why Should You Switch to Winter Tires?

switch to winter tires

Deciding to make the switch to winter tires is an easy one when you live in an area that gets a fair amount of snow. There are plenty of reasons to switch it out, so if any of them fit you, it might be time for a change!

Winter tires work better on snow, ice, and in general cold weather than all-season tires do. This is because they have specially designed traction to grip onto the wet better, and they also are made of a special type of rubber that’s more malleable in winter. All-season tires get too firm in winter, which makes their traction worse.

Good quality winter tires are also the most efficient way to stop on ice and snow. Winter tires have been put thorough the ringer when It comes to testing, so you know when you pick a set that you’re at least getting something as good or better than your current ones, and they’re brand new! Right before winter hits is a great time to replace major components on your car.

Are you ready to make the switch to winter tires today? Take advantage of our current offers! Buy 3 tires, get 1 free! This includes winter tires, but does not include run flat and fleet vehicles. Make your appointment with us today!