Do I really need winter tires?
Winter is officially here and while we don’t get much snow in North Carolina, there are still some travel concerns to deal with especially when it comes to your tires. Different tires react to temperature change differently, so it’s important to know what kind of tires you have and whether or not you should get new ones for the change in season. Today we’ll be helping to answer a variety of tire questions including, “Do I really need winter tires?”
First take a look at what tires your vehicle came with. Many vehicles now come with all-season tires and these should be fine in the North Carolina area because we don’t experience very harsh winters, but if you are planning on traveling to areas with colder temperatures, slush, snow and ice, you might want to consider snow tires. If you have a Ford vehicle, it is also a good idea to stick with the same type of tires your vehicle came with. Ford tires are designed specifically for your vehicle’s performance so if you need your tires replaced you should replace them with Ford tires. Ford also has a handy tire infographic to make sure you get the right tires for your needs.
There are also some other questions to answer when deciding if you need new tires. For example, some tires actually last longer than others. All-season and touring tires generally have treads that last longer than performance tires. There are a variety of factors that come into play that determine how long your treads will last. Two of these factors are vehicle type and driving tendencies. One thing that can help is keeping your tires inflated properly.
No matter what tire concerns you have, you can always stop by Sanders Ford for guidance. We will make sure you get exactly what you need for your driving needs. Choosing new tires can be a difficult process but Sanders Ford makes it easy with our helpful service department and service specials.