Despite the fact that winter tires can get pricey based on the vehicle you have, they are typically an investment that is well worth it. Making the change from a set of old, worn tires to a new set offers you several benefits, the most important of which is safety. New tires enhance your car's braking power, in addition to turning ability, so you'll reduce your chance of incidents on slick or irregular streets. As we move into winter it also becomes time to think about buying new winter tires for your Chevrolet.
All-season versus regular tires compared to winter tires are pretty self-explanatory. Winter tires are constructed to execute in cold weather. Regular tires are made to operate in summer weather and all-season tires work well in various climate conditions. The temperature of the rubber has a big influence on how the tire behaves when it comes to grip and slipping, and for that reason different season tires are made from different rubber compounds.
Winter tires improve traction, increase stopping power, and reduce snow build up as you drive. Winter tires are engineered to bite into the snow which results in better control and handling in the elements. You will also notice winter tires having tiny grooves all over the tire and those are called tread sipes. These higher density sipes allow you to have better traction over the ice and snow.
If you have further questions about whether your car or truck needs new tires, you can give us a call at (877) 328-9309 today.
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