Why should I buy snow tires?
Snow tires will dramatically improve your winter driving experience! The rubber used to make snow tires is very soft rubber. It stays soft in the cold and makes the tires more “grippy” than all-season or summer tires. The tread pattern in snow tires is siped. Siping is the process of cutting thin slits across the surface of a tire to improve traction for driving in snowy, wet or icy conditions. You will definitely notice a difference!
Things to keep in mind when considering snow tires:
-Snow tires will last longer if used only during the “cold” months. Hot summer roads chew up that soft rubber quickly. (In Minnesota, we suggest using them from November thru March.)
-You will need “summer” tires from April thru October. Summer tires have harder rubber and less siping.
-If you have all wheel drive, you will need four tires.
-A front wheel drive vehicle will need two front tires at a minimum.
-Winter tires will get you through more winters because you are only using them in the winter. Your
Summer tires will get you through more summers when used only in the summer.
Is it worth the initial investment? Absolutely!!!!