At the moment a huge snow storm is sweeping through certain areas in North America. I think it is important not to wait for a snow storm before you install winter tires in your car. If you live in an area where you expect to have harsh winter conditions during the winter season and you need your car on a daily basis, then you need to change the tires. And you need to change them before the bad weather approaches.
Getting tires changed to winter
tires at the tire shop, when the storm is already approaching and
news stations are talking about it, can be difficult. As soon as the
temperatures drop below freezing, the winter tires will be a safer option. When
the temperature drops below freezing, the rubber in the summer tires becomes
hard. The hard rubber is inflexible and can’t dig into the small cavities of
the surface to create good grip, while a winter tire uses a different rubber
compound. A compound that is optimized for cold temperatures, so that the
rubber will remain soft and flexible to create traction, despite the low
Regardless of what type of a vehicle you
have, you will need winter approved tires to be able to get grip on icy, snowy
and slushy surfaces. Many people that own an SUV forget that they will need a
set of SUV winter tires for harsh winter conditions. A set of SUV summer
tires will not be able to get you from one point to another safely
when the conditions are extreme. In order to be able to control your vehicle you
need winter tires.
When you already have a set of winter tires
on your car, you don’t have to worry about the approaching snow storms. Most
probably there will a chaos in the traffic though, as many people will not be
ready for the stormy weather. When you change your tires, remember to spread
the word to get others change to winter tires as well.
There are a lot of tire options for your SUV. The key is to get specific SUV tires, the tires that have been designed for an SUV. There are SUV summer tires, SUV winter tires and SUV all-weather tires. With each one of these you have different choices. If you are likely to face a lot of snow, ice and other extreme winter conditions, then your best option is to get two sets of tires, one for summer and one for winter.
If you only
have occasional winters or not too extreme winters, then you may manage with a
winter approved SUV all-weather tire that you can use for both seasons. The
advantage is that you are ready for any type of weather when you have a set of
SUV all-weather tires mounted on your SUV. You don’t have to worry about not
being safe when you encounter snow and ice, as these tires have the capacity to
handle mild winter conditions. You will be in much better hands than if you were
driving with summer tires on
the snowy, icy or slushy roads. That can be fatal.
If you are an SUV owner who likes pushing your vehicle to the limit whenever you hit the road, you need to invest in a set of high-performance SUV summer tires that will not let you down when it comes to speed, braking, handling as well as cornering. When you start shopping for the summer tires, you will realize that there are various options to choose from on the market. Luckily, experts in most tire shops will help you choose the right tires for your vehicle with ease.
When you buy new SUV summer tires, you need to give proper care and maintenance to them if you want them to last. Neglecting your summer tires can shorten their lifecycle and even put your life in danger. Since buying tires for your vehicle is not a cheap investment, you want to make sure that you get the best value for the money you will spend on the new tires. Continue reading “Key Rules For Maintaining Your SUV Summer Tires”