Why It Is Important to Change Your Winter TiresSince we’re already in March of 2020, I decided it would be a good idea to write about tire preparation for the upcoming spring season. In this article, we will mostly discuss why it is important to change your winter tires, and when exactly is the perfect time for the change.
Did you know that the rubber from which the winter tires are made is softer? It’s true, which is one of the reasons why they are perfect for the winter but not for warmer weather. For one, in warmer weather they would wear out faster than in winter. Furthermore, there is an actual possibility that winter tires might disintegrate if you drive your vehicle with them equipped and the weather is extremely hot. You can probably guess what complications this could potentially lead to.
Winter tires perform worse in weather that they are not designed for (meaning other types of weather other than winter). That is why they will perform worse if you try to use them throughout the whole year. Some of the issues you might experience are the following: increased stopping distance; experiencing slip when cornering; reduction of fuel economy, etc.
Now, when exactly should the change occur? A simple answer would be for you to keep track of the weather and based on that, perform the change, or go to an auto repair center, where a professional mechanic would do it for you. Keeping track of the weather would entail that you need to make sure it keeps on being warm, not changing constantly. Another thing to bear in mind would be to check the regulations for your state and see if and when they demand change of the winter tires.
Have a great spring season ahead of you!