Your attire isn’t the only thing that you need to change now that spring has arrived. You don’t want to be using winter tires in warmer temperatures. Read below to learn more about this process and understand what your responsibilities are.
What Are Snow Tires?
Everyone knows that driving in the snow presents unique challenges that can make drivers nervous, add time to any trip, and this presents very real dangers. While snow tires don't remove these issues completely, they can even the playing field. Winter tires have distinct tread and softer rubber, which leads to improved grip and traction on snowy roads. This makes steering and stopping easier, along with reducing the chances of your car’s getting stuck in the snow.
The Process of Switching Tires
While snow tires are ideal for driving in the snow, they are less than ideal for driving in the spring and summer. Making sure your tires are properly suited to the weather might actually save you more money than driving on snow tires all year.
In warmer weather, the rubber used to make winter tires will wear down quickly. This means you’ll be buying new tires sooner if you don’t swap out your winter tires.