When to Take Off Your Snow Tires

Spring is known for being a time of change. Gray clouds make way for blue skies. People start spending more time outdoors. Best of all, people just seem a bit happier when winter ends and summer begins.

If you have winter tires on your Andover vehicle, there is at least one other change in store. It's important that you familiarize yourself with the tires you use and whether or not you need to make a switch.

The Basics of Snow Tires

Everyone knows that driving in the snow presents unique challenges that can make drivers scared, add time to any trip, and this could present very real dangers. While winter tires don't get rid of these challenges completely, they can make them much more tolerable. Snow tires have distinct tread and softer rubber, which leads to improved traction in snowy conditions.

The Process of Switching Tires

In warmer weather, snow tires do not provide the similar advantages. Making sure your tires are properly suited to weather conditions may actually save you more money than just owning one set.

Remember the flexible rubber we talked about in the section above? It tends to wear down quickly in warmer temperatures. This means you will be buying new tires sooner if you don't switch out your snow tires.