This article is sponsored by Discount Tire. With locations across the entire Wasatch Front, you’re sure to find a location near you. For the best quality tires, the best know-how at the lowest price, visit Discount Tire today to get your winter tires for the season.
How Do You Know if You Need Winter Tires?
Did you know that at 45 degrees you can begin to see your breath? That same temperature is when all-season tires can start to lose traction and grip. If you can see your breath, it might be time to start thinking about winter tires for your car. And it’s a good idea to get it done sooner than later. many people wait until the first big snow storm or cold streak of the year to get new tires, but being prepared and safe on the road before that storm hits just might save your life.
4 Tire and Road Safety Tips for Winter
- Replace all four tires with winter tires if you regularly drive in temperatures 45 degrees or below. Snow or no snow!
- Having a set of wheels specifically for your set of winter tires will save you money in the long run. A separate set of wheels eliminates the cost of changeover and save your expensive wheels from the wear and tear of ice, slush, snow, and salt
- Check tire pressure regularly and don’t forget to check the spare. For every 10-degree drop in ambient temperature, your tires lose 1 PSI. Use a tire pressure gauge to get the proper reading
- Rotate your tires at least every 6,000 miles or earlier if irregular or uneven wear develops
Why Winter Tires?
Winter tires are designed to deliver better starting and stopping for drivers when temperatures drop to 45 degrees or below. Because ice, slush, and snow can pack into the larger grooves on all-season tires, it can lead to impaired braking. Winter tires provide more control than all-season tires in situations involving snow, ice, and cold weather conditions. Plus, they can deliver as much as a 25 to 50 percent increase in traction over all-season tires. This could be the margin you need to stop in time or turn to avoid trouble. The tread design of winter tires uses thousands of extra traction edges for added grip and the softer rubber of the tire surface allows the tires to stay pliable and maintain contact with the road.
Where Can I Buy Winter Tires?
Get your winter tires this year at Discount Tire. With locations all along the Wasatch Front, there’s one near you. Keep you and your family safe this year with the best quality tires at the best prices from a company you can trust.