Why Should I Switch to Snow Tires in the Winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 7:16 pm
winter tires driving on a snowy road

How Do Snow Tires Affect your Driving? 

Up here in Chicago, we know that snow tires are among the must-haves for winter driving. But how exactly do they affect your driving? Here at Continental Mitsubishi, we’ll walk you through why you should switch your all-season tires over to snow tires during the winter. 

all wheel four wheel driveThere are few things scarier than hitting a patch of ice on the highway and feeling that moment where you begin to lose control of your vehicle. Loss of a traction is an increasingly common problem faced by drivers up here in Chicago as the winter months progress and snow finally hits the ground.  

This is where snow tires are absolutely essential. The unique winter tires are specifically designed to perform on sleek, wet surfaces as well as snowy roads. This is because they feature a unique rubber compound that keeps them from freezing like normal tires do in winter, which allows them to grip and conform to the road, even when it’s freezing out. 

Snow tires also feature their own unique tread markings designed for improved winter driving performance. The treads feature wider grooves than your standard all-season tires, allowing water and snow to pass through them more easily, preventing hydroplaning and making it easier to keep control of your vehicle on the road. 

[Read more: Seasonal Car Maintenance Checklist]

Buy Your Winter Tires at Continental Mitsubishi 

If you need to buy new winter tires for your vehicle, we’ll be happy to help you out. Here at Continental Mitsubishi, we’ll hook you up with the tires that are right for your vehicle so that you can feel secure while driving in the winter. If you have any questions about your winter tires, feel free to give us a call for more details. 

Our expert service staff is also here and ready to help with the installation of your new tires. Just stop by, give us a call or schedule a service appointment online, and we’ll be happy to assist you! 

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