Time to Switch | Maple Street Tires

Time to Switch | Maple Street Tires

It will soon be time to switch from winter tires to summer tires. Tracy’s Automotive on Maple Street can help you with that.

It’s April but it seems winter weather isn’t finished with Wichita. But forecasters say sunny days are on the way. And at some point, it’ll be time to get rid of those winter tires in exchange for summer or all-weather tires. The trouble is, there’s no bright line saying when you should do the switch.

“Giving an exact, universal date for when to put on your summer tires is obviously impossible given the variety of climates and weather conditions across the country,” tire manufacturer Pirelli says. “In general, the last snow across most of the central Midwest and Eastern Seaboard is in March, while farther north the final flakes tend to fly in April. In the West many places can even average their last snow in early May. In general, it is better to leave your tires on for slightly longer than seems necessary so you don’t end up spinning out in a surprise spring blizzard.”

Waiting for the right time to switch can be frustrating and make a driver wonder why bother switching when you’re just going to have to switch back next winter.

Pirelli explains: “You may wonder why you need to go to the trouble of swapping out your winter tires for summer ones, since you’ll just be putting the winter ones back on again in several months anyway. But leaving your winter tires on when the temperatures rise isn’t a good idea.

“Winter tires are made of softer rubber compounds designed to remain pliable and grippy even in frigid conditions. Along with their tread pattern, this plasticity is what makes them especially adapted to winter conditions and keeps you safe in snow, slush, and ice. But it also makes them inherently softer than a summer tire, which will last far longer in the shimmering heat of summer blacktops.”

If you’re not sure when it’s best to switch out your tires, ask the Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive for help. And if you need new tires, the tire technicians at Tracy’s Automotive can help – Tracy’s carries all brands, sizes and style of tire for any car or driving style.

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 – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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