How Winter Tires Protect Your Vehicle

A stack of winter tires

While winter is in full swing, there’s still time to equip your vehicle with a good quality set of winter tires. At Southbank Dodge, we frequently recommend winter tires to drivers looking for ways to get their vehicle ready for winter. But some vehicle owners might be wondering: Why are winter tires so important? Below, we’ve highlighted all the advantages drivers enjoy when they choose to use winter tires. 

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Better Traction, Better Control 

Winter tires are designed to maximize road grip over icy and snowy surfaces, and to withstand the cold better than their all-season counterparts. These tires feature unique rubber compounds, which were designed to remain flexible at extremely low temperatures. These tires also feature deeper grooves with specialized tread patterns, allowing them to better grip snowy and icy roads. 

A snowy forest road in winter

Can I Use All-Season Tires in Winter? 

As their name suggests, all-season tires can be used year-round, and many drivers choose to do so. However, all-season tires are not built to perform as well during the colder parts of the year. Drivers who choose to keep driving with all-season tires will have less traction and control, which can result in greater risk while traveling. Because of this, many automotive professionals suggest drivers switch to winter tires right before the snowy weather rolls in, and then switch back to their all-season tires come spring. 

Shop for Winter Tires at Southbank Dodge 

Wondering where to find a high-quality set of winter tires in the Ottawa, Ontario area? Southbank Dodge is the perfect place for drivers to shop for tires. No matter your year, make, or model, our team will be happy to help you find a reliable set of tires that meet your needs. Click here to visit our online tire store. 

Shop for Parts and Accessories at Southbank Dodge 

Looking for parts or accessories for your vehicle? Southbank Dodge can help you find what you’re looking for. Drivers can send us a quote request for a part or accessory for their Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or Ram vehicle directly through our website. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of our parts specials, which can help you save on your next purchase!