Winter Tires can be Good Poor-Weather Options

Our Wissler Motors team enjoys helping our customers and other drivers to stay safer as they traverse the roads during the colder months. When it comes to winter driving, an important consideration is the type of tires to mount on vehicles. While all-season tires have their uses, tires that are specifically engineered for winter conditions offer some clear advantages that can add to safety and ride quality.

One important aspect of winter tires that directly contributes to safety is the tread pattern and depth style. The spaces between tires that allow for tread movement are called grooves, and winter tire grooves are much deeper than those of all-season or other types of tires. These deeper treads allow for the evacuation of water from between the grooves and they also resist snow-buildup. Along with better traction, winter tire tread-patterns offer clear advantages.

Yet another vital feature of winter tires is the composition of the rubber itself. Summer and all-season tires are made from relatively hard rubbers that work well in warm weather but can stiffen-up and lose traction during cold conditions. In contrast, winter tires are made from softer rubbers that can maintain their flexibility, pliability, and grip during cold weather operation.

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