Snowy winter weather conditions can create a hazardous driving environment anywhere, even for the most experienced motorists. While municipalities and local governments do their very best to create safe travel conditions for their citizens, clearing the roads is often a monumental task. Especially in areas that are not as readily subject to snow and ice in winter, an impending or unexpected snowfall can literally shutdown a city.
Those having to travel, or living in areas more prone to consistent snowfall should consider their vehicle’s tires when opting to drive. If needed, whether for work or another reason, if a motorists knows they will need to be mobile in almost any weather circumstance then prior planning can make for an easier adaptation to the changing weather conditions and allow one to feel more at ease when the situation arises.
Installing winter weather tires or snow tires onto your automobile is a great way to ensure both you and your vehicle are prepared for travel over snow covered roads. These advantages of snow tires increase your stability on the road in slick conditions.
Snow tires are manufactured and developed specifically for driving and handling on snow or ice covered roadways. These tires typically consist of a softer rubber than other traditional tires and are outfitted with extremely deep treads and potentially hard studs to provide the most grip available. Compared to other performance tires, the increased grip of winter weather tires can be extremely beneficial when faced with having to operate your vehicle in the snow or ice.
One of the most dangerous aspects of driving in winter weather involves not only getting the car going, but stopping your vehicle. As always, following distances should be increased to account for proper braking and stopping time - another area where the application of snow tires is extremely beneficial. The provided boost to traction allows those operating cars or trucks equipped with snow tires an ability to brake as though under normal driving circumstances. While obvious care should be given to how one drives in the snow, knowing the operation of an automobile with snow tires should increase your ability to stop when needed is always a positive.
The experts at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center can assist you in deciding the needs for your car or truck being fitted with winter weather tires or provide a variety of potential other services needed on your vehicle. Their trained professionals will be happy to answer any and all questions regarding car care or perform a needed service to any model vehicle on the road. ASE certified mechanics are fully trained and certified to work on any car, van, SUV, or truck regardless of the current state. A full review and inspection of your automobile can be completed in a timely manner to keep your vehicle running both effectively and efficiently. Leave your auto with someone you know as most services can be administered the same day. Request an appointment online or call today.