Most of have a relationship that we build with our cars. After all, unless you live in a major metropolitan area, chances are that you spend a great deal of time in your car. We know how hard we need to push the gas and the breaks, we know just the right seat position for our height, and we know how often we need to change the oil. But when it comes to our tires, do we know what kind of tires we have? What kind are best for our car and our climate? We would like to help clear up some common misconceptions about the most common type of tires: all-season tires.
All-season tires are common because they can generally be used year-round. This comes as a great convenience to those of us who live in fairy moderate climates, since we can rely on our existing tires rather than changing the tires with the changing of the seasons. However, think of your tires like you’d think of your clothing. In moderate climates, you can get away with a light jacket or a sweater during the winter and be fine. In a heavy snowstorm, however, a light jacket won’t provide the same level of protection as a heavy coat would. The same principle applies with snow tires vs. all-season tires; if there is heavy snow or rainfall, all-season tires might not offer the same protection.
If you live in an area where it snows lightly or rarely, you will probably be fine with your all-season tires for the year. However, in colder climates, please switch to snow tires for the best grip and protection. For questions about tires, contact us here at Webber Offroad.