Switching Winter Tires For Summer Tires

Springtime is known for being a time of change. Gray clouds give way to clear skies. Gardening replaces shoveling snow on the list of chores. Best of all, people just seem a lot happier when summer begins.

This new season also means that at least one change is in store for your Pflugerville vehicle, especially if you used winter tires, also called snow tires, during the past few months. Make sure you know which tires you are using at all times to get the best performance and value.

What Are Snow Tires?

We all know that driving in the snow presents unique challenges that can make drivers feel stressed, add time to any commute, and this could present dangerous conditions. While winter tires don't get rid of these challenges completely, they can even the playing field. Snow tires have distinct tread patterns and softer rubber, which leads to better grip in snowy conditions. This makes braking and steering easier, while also reducing the possibility of your car getting stuck.

The Process of Switching Tires

In warmer temperatures, snow tires do not provide the same advantages. Making sure your tires correspond to the weather might actually save you more money than just owning one set.

In warmer weather, the flexible rubber used in winter tires will wear down quickly. So if you choose to leave your winter tires on your vehicle after it stops snowing, you'll end up needing new tires sooner.