If your tires are worn, or if you need to change your winter tires, see the Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive for help and advice.
With warmer temperatures, Wichita’s days feel positively springlike. You’ve decided to take the kids to Sedgewick Park today to let them run out some of their energy. You hope they’ll be tired out by the time you take them home.
Being tired makes you think of another kind of tire – the ones on your car. With temperatures rising, it’s getting to be time to switch your tires from winter to something better for warmer weather. But you’re not sure what type of tire to buy – all season or all weather. Or, could you simply leave your winter, or snow, tires on year round?
Drivers do have a choice of tires these days, but sometimes it can be confusing what tires are best for what time of year. Canadadrives.ca explains the differences:
“Winter tires feature big blocky treads, which move water and slush more efficiently, and softer rubber that maintains flexibility in cold temperatures. In hot temperatures that softness becomes a liability, which is why you need to swap out winter tires for all-season or all-weather once spring is sprung. …
“All-weather is a hybrid tire that can cover you in mild conditions, as well as some non-extreme winter conditions. In a lot of ways, it’s the best of both worlds. You’re getting strong performance in summer, spring and fall months, similar to the all-season, but you’re also getting good performance in the winter season. Plus, winter tires require change over and storage, while all-weather are used all year, so you’re unburdened from that winter tires cost. … If there’s a downside to all-weather, it’s that they generally don’t last as long as all-season and winter. …
“All-season tires offer optimal performance during spring, summer, and fall. In fact, some companies have begun renaming all-season tires “three- season tires”. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal tire for sub-zero, snowy winter conditions. … The treads on all-seasons are often smooth and straight, repelling water when you’re driving in the rain and gripping the road better during warm to hot conditions.”
What’s best for you and your car?
That depends on your car, your driving habits, and where you plan to drive – in the city, on rough country roads, on the highway.
You can make the best choice for you and your car by talking with a Wichita tire expert. You can find trusted Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.
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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