Winter tires offer you the best performance in cold weather. Once known as snow tires, winter tires are manufactured from special rubber compounds designed not to harden in cold weather, supplying your vehicle with the most traction. Winter tires also feature the best tread patterns for driving on roads covered with snow, ice and slush. If you live in South Michigan, winter tires are easy to buy when you visit Brookfield CDJR. We have the right winter tires for your vehicle, and we can install them quickly.
Tire manufacturers recommend winter tires for drivers who live in areas where the temperature stays below the low 40s for a prolonged period. That’s certainly the case here in South Michigan. Many local drivers use winter tires in Benton Harbor, so you may want to consider buying a set for your car.
Many people ask us if the all-season tires that come with their cars are good enough to use in the winter. While the tires may be called “all-weather,” that’s something of a misnomer. These tires perform well in the spring, summer and fall, but they’re not ideal for winter driving. You can’t get the best performance from one set of tires in every weather situation. All-weather tires won’t supply your vehicle with the grip necessary to handle adverse winter conditions.
Winter Tires in Benton Harbor
In the past, winter tires performed well on ice and snow, but they didn’t provide the best ride on dry roads. Today, winter tires perform remarkably well on roads that are snow-free. High-quality winter tires will ride about as well as the all-season tires that came with your vehicle. Winter tires weren’t known for providing the best handling back in the day, but modern winter tires provide the same handling as all-season tires. Putting winter tires on an SUV will enhance the vehicle’s all-wheel-drive system and provide the best handling.
While winter tires are great for the colder months, you’ll want to remove them when the weather warms up. You can put winter tires on your car’s existing wheels when the weather gets cold and remove them in the spring. But you may want to consider buying an extra set of wheels for the winter tires. You’ll save money because you won’t need to have a new set of tires mounted and balanced twice a year. You simply bolt on the other set of wheels, and you’re good to go. Using a second set of wheels also protects the wheels from damage caused by winter driving conditions, gravel and road salt.
When you buy winter tires, it’s best to buy four tires. Installing only two tires will lead to unbalanced handling. The tire pressure should be checked frequently, as tires can lose as much as a pound of air pressure for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. Driving on properly inflated tires will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of winter tires and keep you and your passengers safe.
Visit the Brookfield CDJR Service Center for the best winter tires for your vehicle at great prices. We’re glad to help you select the right tires for your car, SUV, truck or van.
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