Winter Tires

20 Jan Winter Tires

Here in Montana, we’re scheduled to have a cold, wet winter. Which means that it’s an absolute necessity to have tires built to withstand slick or snowy roads installed on your vehicle. Good traction is a necessity whether you are navigating the slick streets of Billings traffic or the snow-drifted county roads. Here are several options for tires that will keep your vehicle working efficiently this winter.

All-season tires are common. If you purchase a new vehicle, most already have some version of these tires installed. These are a terrific option if you don’t want to change out your tires between the warm and cold seasons. All-season tires are designed to provide a comfortable ride on dry roads or wet. There are also tires sold as all-weather tires, and the difference between an all-weather tire and all-season tire is the treads are ruggedly designed to manage most road conditions.

Snow tires are a terrific option for those who want a tire that grips the road in icy conditions. Winter tires have more treads and the traction on slick roads is usually adequate. These tires are best-suited to use in prolonged winter driving conditions.

It’s also a good idea to routinely check the air pressure in your vehicle’s tires throughout the winter months. Tire pressure fluctuates in winter season, and low tire pressure can decrease your vehicle’s efficiency and compromise your safety on slick roads. And if it’s time for a new set of tires because the treads are worn, don’t procrastinate.

Stay safe on the roads this winter, and if you ever find yourself stuck and in need of help, remember that the tow experts at City Towing are ready to help, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Keep the number in your phone.

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