Finding the right winter tires depends on a variety of factors including the way that you drive and the type of vehicle you have. When you bring your car into our shop, we can discuss your driving habits with you and make some recommendations, but here are a few things to think about before you shop. Let’s take a look.
Winter tires are designed to grip the road better at low temperatures in icy or snowy conditions. They’re made of a softer rubber that helps your tires stay in contact with roads with deep grooves to handle tightly-packed snow.
Though all-season tires can function on snowy roads, they simply won’t have the same kind of handling that winter tires will. Though some all-season tires will have the little mud and snow symbol, they still won’t perform the same way that true winter tires will.
In Frederick County, the local government has laws that dictate vehicular safety when driving during snow emergencies. It is unlawful to drive a motor vehicle on any county road without chains or snow tires on at least 1 wheel of each end of a driving axle during a snow emergency.
The penalty for not following these guidelines is a misdemeanor that can lead to fines and potential jail time depending on the nature of the crime. Though you can simply stay off the roads during declared snow emergencies, life happens and it is better to be prepared with snow tires.
There are a wide variety of winter tires on the market that will help your vehicle handle safely on snowy and icy roads. The right winter tire for you is going to come down to the type of vehicle you have and what kind of performance you’re looking for.
Whether you’re an automotive master or you have no idea how to change your own windshield wiper fluid, we can help you find the right winter tires.
If you’re looking for winter tires, brake maintenance, or anything else you need to get ready for winter driving, come in to our shop today. We will make sure your vehicle is ready to handle everything that the snowier months can throw at it.
If you have questions about tires or anything else automotive-related, contact us today. We look forward to helping you.
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