Winter Tires Vs. All Season Tires
Winter tires or all season tires can have a huge impact on your drive-ability and safety on the roads during brisk winter time in CT and MA.
The tires that we choose for our vehicles play a huge roll on our safety, comfort, and even gas mileage. Having the correct tire not only for your car but for the season may be incredibly important of an investment to make for you and/or your family. Winter tires versus all season tires. I weigh in.
We live in New England and that means we need to be prepared for New England winters as unpredictable as they may be.
So do I need winter tires or will all season tires?
Winter tires are designed to improve traction, braking, and handling in weather below 45 degrees and in snow and ice.
The difference is the rubber which goes into winter tires, cold temperatures can freeze your all season tires solid causing them to lose traction.
The unique tread design combined with the special rubber composition make winter tires the viable choice in certain parts of New England.
If you plan to only drive within the Connecticut and Boston region this winter, then all season tires with a good thread on them should be fine.
It is important that when you are getting snow tires that you go for all four in order to get the best traction and safety, and to keep the Traction Monitoring Systems in good health.
Remember to remove snow tires after the winter because they will wear out faster than all season tires, so switch back to your all season or summer tires come springtime!