Identifying Great Tires

Winter Is Coming, Check Your Tires

If the area you live in has a lot of snow and ice every winter, when it comes to driving, you can get into a lot of trouble. If you want to be able to drive safely, you may want to consider using all-weather or snow tires. You can generally leave all-weather tires on your car all year-round, but if you want to use snow tires, there are things that you are going to need to deal with:

Switching Tires Over

The first thing you need to deal with is switching the tires over. You can't leave your snow tires on all year. Some states have laws as to when you can have your snow tires on your car, if you don't want a ticket, then you need to make sure that you pay attention as to what the dates you can have them on are. Generally, you are going to be able to change the tires from your summer tires to your snow tires sometime in October and then switch again sometime in April. Those dates may vary a bit, depending on where you live and when the storms in your area tend to start happening and when they end. While you can do the switch over yourself, it's going to be better if you have a tire shop do it. That's because they can balance and align the tires on your car when they put them on the car so that you are going to get the best drive possible. 


Another thing that you are going to have to deal with is where to store the tires when they aren't on your car. Four wheels can actually take up more space than you may think they will. Because of that, you are either going to need to have some dedicated space, but not everyone has that available to them. You can talk to a tire shop about storage. Some shops will offer tire storage over the different seasons, which will allow you to have the space you need in your home, but not have to buy new tires every season. That will also make it very easy for them to switch your tires around since the tires are already there. 

Snow tires can make it easier for you to drive around in the winter. If you decide that you want to go with snow tires, make sure you know what you are dealing with ahead of time. Contact a company like Salinas Tire for more information and assistance.