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Answering Some Common Questions About Snow Tires

Last updated 4 years ago

Snow tires are a popular choice for commuters who need to brave the difficult weather associated with winter. If you are not familiar with them, here are some common questions that tend to be associated with snow tires.

Why Should I Get Snow Tires?

Snow tires will improve the ability of your car to handle cold, snowy, and icy conditions, thereby keeping you much safer during the winter. You may think that you will be fine with all-season tires, but they are not nearly as reliable as snow tires. Whereas all-season tires are designed to get the job done in a variety of conditions, snow tires are specifically designed to keep you safe and in control while driving over snow and ice during subfreezing temperatures. Thus, their performance is superior.

What Kind Should I Get?

There are countless different brands of snow tires, but there are three main categories as far as the different types go. Performance winter tires are better for varying temperatures than for heavy precipitation. Studless ice and snow tires are good for use for the duration of subfreezing temperatures and provide the best grip on snow and ice that you can get without studs. Studdable snow tires are capable of using metal studs to provide maximum grip in snow and ice.

When Should I Get Them?

You will likely be able to find the best deals on snow tires if you start looking well before you need them. Since manufacturers typically make a certain amount at the end of the summer, that is when they will be plentiful and cheap. More people will realize that they need them as the winter progresses, so prices will be driven up due to the increased demand and decreased supply. If you wait too long, the selection will also be diminished.

If you have further questions about snow tires, call Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair. We have been happily providing tire and automotive repair services to Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Tucker, Cumming, and Smyrna for more than 45 years. Call us at (404) 334-9531 or visit our website to find out more.


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