Snow Tires Vs. All Season Tires

January 17th, 2018 443 Auto Sales
Snow Tires Vs All Season Tires

In Lehighton, PA, where 443 Auto Sales is located, it’s not unusual for people to have to figure out whether they should have snow tires or all season tires on their vehicles. After all, it snows during the winter here, and for some vehicles, it makes perfect sense to have snow tires.

Interestingly, many vehicles leave their factories with all season tires on them. These tires are designed to work well in all seasons, including winter. They provide a generally quiet ride, decent fuel economy, and their treads have a long life. All season tires are both versatile and popular. Now while all season will work well in winter, perhaps your vehicle would specifically benefit from snow tires.

Snow Tires Vs All Season TiresDepending on where you live and drive, snow tires might make sense on your car or truck during the winter months when you face extreme driving conditions. If you live in a place where driving on/over snow and ice is common, along with hills and mountains as your main terrain, then snow tires can provide much appreciated extra grip and traction.

How are snow tires designed for winter driving conditions? For one, they have a certain type of tread rubber that stays flexible even when it’s freezing cold outside and icy and snowy. All season tires, on the other hand, tend to stiffen during these kind of conditions– and provide less sufficient traction.

If you were to closely examine the tread patterns and tread depth of snow tires, you’d notice they’re designed with tread patterns to channel slush/snow and expel water. Their deeper treads provide better traction on the snow. Meanwhile, snow tires also have more “biting edges” on them than all season tires. These thousands of tiny slits in the tread help provide traction when the vehicle is on ice.

All season tires are like flip flops and snow tires are like boots. When the roads are covered with ice and snow, which would you rather have underneath you? 443 Auto Sales sells a variety of vehicles, some of which are specifically made to deal with old man winter’s harsh driving conditions around Lehighton. Stop in and see what’s available, and feel free to ask questions about all season tires versus snow tires.

If you’re looking for a used vehicle that is reliable in the snow, contact 443 Auto Sales today.

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