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Importance of Good Tires for the Upcoming Winter

As a general rule of thumb, if you reside in an area where temperatures go below 45 degrees Fahrenheit or 7 degrees Centigrade, you should seriously consider getting winter tires for your vehicle. The grip that your tires provide makes all the difference in keeping you safe, your passengers safe, and other drivers on the road safe. From braking to acceleration, the grip on your car is responsible for quite a lot when it comes to feeling secure in your automobile.

The compound made to create winter tires are made with a different rubber that grips the road better in cold weather. It allows for extra grip which deters the car from slipping on icy and snowy roads. It's important to note that even vehicles that have four-wheel drive require winter tires if you reside in parts of the country that gets wintry mixes.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you are driving on the roads this winter to avoid accidents in the ice and snow:


  • Always drive with both hands on the wheel

  • Slow down before turning corners

  • Don't speed up when turning corners because your car could lose balance.

  • If you're on straight roads, use brakes.

  • Use the engine brakes when you go down a hill.

  • If there's a lot of snow, refrain from switching lanes frequently.

  • On icy roads, try to have a signing distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you.

Equip winter tires if your geographical location conditions call for them. Whether you have tire inquiries or another auto repair concern, please call us,schedule an appointment online, or visit us. Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center is located at 375 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203. We’ll help keep you cool for when you need it most.


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