Winter tires can affect a car’s stopping time by 10%, which can be as much as a two car lengths difference!
Driving during the winter months is uncomfortable because of the skidding, sliding, longer breaking distance and getting stuck in snow and ice. Make sure that you and your family are safe this winter with winter tires.
Many people believe that their tires and AWD / 4WD will suffice for the frigid temperatures and weather conditions of winter, but think again!
In the winter months, AWD and 4WD is preferred over FWD and RWD, but it just doesn’t cut it. Having control over the wheels does not mean that you have control over the tires. Winter tires will provide extra grip, which gives the driver extra control when traveling on icy streets.
Even if there isn’t much (or any) snow on the ground, normal tires will still lack a good grip of the road because cold temperatures cause normal tires to stiffen and harden. Winter tires, though, are flexible at freezing temperatures. Flexible tires allow maximum grip of the road.
Are you thinking that all-season tires will help you avoid buying winter tires? Nice try. Since all-season tires are designed to also handle the summer months, they aren’t designed for harsh weather. When winter comes around, the all season tires will not have much tread. The less tread on your tires, the less grip you have of the road.
Contact us if you have any questions about tires and cars. Schedule an appointment with the McGrath Service Center to get your winter tires today!
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