2018-07-05 / News

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Drivers may benefit by changing their tires when seasons change. Winter tires perform better when temperatures remain below 45 F and not just when it is snowing, which is why using the term “snow tires” is a bit of a misnomer. Regular tires, sometimes referred to as “summer” tires, tend to work better when the mercury climbs, as the rubber can become inflexible in colder temperatures. Despite the name, all-season tires do not necessarily make them superior in all seasons. They tend to offer better grip in snow than summer tires, but according to Popular Mechanics, they do not perform as well when roads are damp, such as during spring. Still, many people who prefer one tire type for the entire year often find all-season tires adequate. However, for those who live in regions where snowfall is rare, regular summer tires will fit the bill for most driving conditions until temperatures plummet. Then it’s worth switching to winter tires. If motorists are particularly concerned with improving water displacement on wet roadways, they can select tires that have specific tread patterns designed to evenly redistribute water as the tire hits the pavement.

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