Do you know what the biggest danger of winter driving is? Many people would say it’s the risk of getting into a car accident. While that is definitely a big danger, it’s not the biggest one. The biggest danger of winter driving is actually losing control of your car and skidding off the road. And this is where winter tires come in. If you’re not already using them, you should definitely consider purchasing a set. Here are four reasons why they’re so important this time of year.
Shorter Stopping Distance
That’s the beauty of winter tires, right? They keep your car from skidding or sliding on those icy roads and they reduce stopping time by up to 40% when driving through frozen landscapes!
Advanced Rubber Compounds
Winter tires have a special compound that remains soft in freezing temperatures, making them great for traction when roads get slippery. Designers can use advanced rubber mixtures to make the tire softer while still maintaining tread stability and hysteresis so you don’t risk getting stuck!
Your winter tires are specially designed to perform better in the snow. They’re more narrow than your summer set, which helps them push through fresh powder with ease and reduces hydroplaning for a safe drive no matter what season it may be!
Grooves and Sipes
When a tire presses down on ice or snow, a water film is created. Winter tires have grooves and sipes, or small channels, that moves the water to the sides to allow the tire to keep in contact with the surface.
The decision to invest in winter tires is an easy one. Not only will you be able to stop on a dime, but you can also benefit from the longer tread life and better grip of these specialized rubber compounds. If you’re still not convinced, consider this—you can save up to $2,000 over five years by making the switch! What are your reasons for investing?
Stop by Lakeland Ford today or contact us with any questions about our wide selection of quality winter tires. We look forward to seeing what kind of savings we can help provide for your vehicle too!
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