Should I Put Winter Tires On My Vehicle Or Are All-Seasons Enough?

As winter approaches, it's time to focus on winterizing our houses, boats, campers, and cars. On your vehicle, the most important part to worry about are the tires. Should you leave your summer tires on instead of replacing them with winter ones? Are your all-seasons enough for the snow and ice? Winter tires are expensive, is it really worth the money? No, No, and Yes. If you live in a place where it snows or is cold enough to have icy roads, like Pennsylvania, then you should most definitely install snow tires onto your vehicle.

Why should I change over to winter tires?

Winter tires are essentially created for winter and everything that the season brings. They're formed with a softer rubber, to allow for better gripping, and have significantly deeper tread patterns than summer and all all-season tires. In fact, a brand new all-season tire is comparable to a half-worn winter tire. That's how much better a winter tire is.

If you don't have winter tires on your vehicle and you slam on your brakes when the road is covered in snow, you will most likely slip and slide uncontrollably. Because of the thicker tread and the softer rubber, in the same scenario your tires will help you stay in control and keep you from veering off the road.

How do I know which winter tires are right for my vehicle?

If you aren't sure what tires would be right for your Nissan model, feel free to contact our service department or take a look at our parts center. Our associates are available to answer any questions that you may have, point you in the right direction, and let you know which tires are perfect for your car, truck, van or wagon.

We, here at Nissan of State College, would love to invite you stop by our State College, Pennsylvania, dealership to see what winter tires we have to offer and feel free to schedule an appointment right away to have us install them for you.

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