Yes, winter tires are worth it. If you’re not sure what tire to put on your car now that cold weather is here, talk to the Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.
Snow, ice, cold temperatures have made their way into Wichita and more is on the way. Now’s the time to change from your summer, or all-weather tires, to winter tires. Or, if you never changed from winter tires last spring, it’s time to take a good look at your tires to make sure they’re up to the task of coping with icy, slick roads.
Some drivers hesitate when it comes to getting a set of winter tires (or snow tires as they’re popularly known) because they’re not sure if they’re worth it. But, as extremetech.com points out – the short answer is yes. Yes, they are worth it.
“Winter tires, the tire-industry-preferred term for snow tires, make a significant difference in driving when it snows. Or when there’s snow on the ground, or slush, or ice,” extremetech.com says. “Most mainstream cars come with all-season tires, and they’re every bit as effective as a single-piece bathing suit for surfing, competitive swimming, and showing off (or hiding) your body: There are compromises. They do reasonably well in snow, and less so going up or downhill, or braking hard, or maintaining grip if you go around a corner too fast.”
Winter tires, on the other hand, “are designed for cold as well as snow. A winter tire is made from a softer rubber compound that retains grip in below-freezing weather. It also has a more aggressive tread,” extremetech.com says.
If you don’t buy the winter tires with super big studs, you can drive with them all year round, but extremetech.com cautions: “Winter tires wear out something like twice as fast as regular tires in warm weather.”
It’s best to switch to summer or all-season tires after the threat of snow and low temperatures are gone.
If you’re not sure what tire is best for you, your car, your driving style and needs, then have a conversation with a trusted Wichita tire technician like the tire pros at Tracy’s Automotive. They can help you choose the right tires and help you care for them so they last longer.
While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, check into our specials, like free road hazard protection on a set of four tires.
While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, be sure to sign up for our giveaway of a $150 gift card and a Weber Spirit II E-210 gas grill. The Weber Spirit II E-210 is a two-burner grill that’s built to fit small spaces, and packed with features such as the powerful GS4 grilling system, iGrill capability, and convenient side tables for placing serving trays.
Once you fall in love with the Spirit II E-210, fill out a form. We’ll be giving away one $150 gift card and one grill at each of our locations in November. No purchase necessary but you must enter at one of our service centers. Stay tuned for more details or ask one of the auto pros when you visit one of our service centers.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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