Why You Should Switch to Winter Tires

Now that November is here, the temperatures are really going to start plummeting. Snow and freezing road conditions could arrive at any time. For car owners here in New Jersey, one important thing to consider is making the switch to winter tires.

Despite their name, all-season tires are not equipped for all seasons. Their major failing comes in the winter. All-season tires work best when the temperatures are above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. However, once we start dipping below that, your all-season tires will begin to lose some of their traction.

Winter tires, on the other hand, are made using a special rubber compound that is designed to stay soft and pliable even when temperatures drop well below freezing. This will help give your car more traction whether the roads are wet, dry, snowy, or icy. In addition, winter tires have unique tread patterns that help them easily cut through slush, ice, and snow while maintaining the vehicle’s stability.

Compared with all-season tires, winter tires provide your vehicle with extra stopping power, which could make all the difference when it comes to staying on the road or braking in time to accommodate a stopped vehicle in front of you.

If you would like to add a set of winter tires to your car, come visit us at Bell Mitsubishi to peruse our great selection.