Now that winter weather is here, be sure your car is ready to cope with icy, hazardous roads.
All you have to do is look out the window to know winter weather is here. The prospect of snow, ice and sleet has prompted Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly to advise folks to stay home. But, according to kwch.com, Kelly advises that those who can’t or don’t stay home make sure they stay informed about the weather: “If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to make sure your home and vehicle emergency kits are well-stocked. … This storm hits us right in the middle of the holiday season when many people are on the road. I urge you to avoid travel, if possible, but if you must travel, be sure to leave early and listen to your local weather stations to keep updated on road conditions.”
Of course, part of keeping up with the weather is making sure your car is able to handle hazardous roadways. A well maintained car is safer for you and your passengers than one that could fail and leave you stranded.
“A key element of any vehicle’s performance and safety is its tires. When the only direct connection between an automobile and the road is four small patches of rubber, the best tire choice is very important and becomes even more critical once the weather turns cold, wet and icy.,” autonxt.net says. “During months of unpredictable winter weather, it’s important for drivers to understand what level of performance to expect from their tires in adverse conditions, and for many drivers, that may include a serious look at whether to equip their vehicles with winter tires.”
Autonxt.net notes that, while today’s all-weather or all-season tires perform better in snowy, cold conditions than they once did, the performance of winter tires has also improved and “even at low speeds, winter tires deliver dramatic performance on ice compared to original-equipment all-season tires.”
Winter tires are better at coping with and providing needed traction on straightaways, curves, ice, braking and avoiding skidding and sliding.
Which winter tire is better for you and your car depends on many things including driving style and type of driving (do you go off road or stick around town?). When decided what’s best for you and your car or truck, your best bet is to talk to a Wichita tire expert about your needs. If you don’t have a trusted Wichita tire technician you can consult, then it’s time to visit the tire pros at Tracy’s Automotive.
While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, check into our specials, like free road hazard protection on a set of four tires.
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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.
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