Do I need Winter Tires?

September 29th, 2016 by

Happy fall, Freedom Honda fans! As the leaves change and lattes turn a pumpkin flavor, we can’t help but stop and think about how much we love this time of year. As beautiful as it is, we know that winter will soon be here. There are many precautions to take to get your car ready for winter, but one the biggest to take here in Colorado Springs is considering switching to winter tires. Unless it was otherwise specified, you probably purchased your vehicle with all-season tires. While these tires are perfectly fine, there are many benefits to switching to winter tires this time of the year. What’s special about winter tires? Here are some of their benefits:

  • In traditional, all-season tires, the rubber in the tire can stiffen in cold temperatures. The rubber in winter tires is designed to resist this, thus giving the tires better traction in snow.
  • More biting edges. These are tiny holes and slits that are designed to give tires traction on ice.
  • The unique tread patterns in winter tires are deeper than all-season tires. This reduces snow buildup and helps give your vehicle better traction in snow.
  • Long life of tires. Yes, you have to buy all-season tires and winter tires, but both of the tires will last longer thanks to the fact that they only get used half the year.

Whether you need tires or a brand new vehicle, the team here at Freedom Honda can help! Our experts service staff can keep your Honda running strong for years to come and ensure that you stay safe on the road. Stop by today to see how we can help you!

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