If you’ve taken that first step in winter safety and have invested in a new set of winter tires, congratulations! Independent Tire Dealers wants to share few things with you that you are going to want to remember about your winter tires, especially if this is your first time making the transition.
· You are likely to notice a change in the feel and sound of your tires. Winter tires have more of a grip on the road, so they are likely to sound louder than all-season tires, depending on the tires you buy, and on your vehicle. If you add winter chains or studs, the volume of the sound will increase. Keep in mind that this is just the sound of the traction, and that you will be grateful for that sound in the middle of the next winter storm.
Winter Tires at Discount Prices
Now is the time of the year to seriously consider winter tires for your vehicle. We live in an area with winter storms, snow, ice, or freezing rain, winter tires are the best protection you have against slips, skids, and spin-outs. Before the heavy storms hit later in the season, right now is the best time to get your winter tires at discount prices. Winter tires are an important investment because of their added safety benefits. But why pay more when Independent Tire Dealers has low prices on winter tires right now? You’re getting added safety, better deals, and preparing yourself early for the unknown hazards that winter weather brings to drivers. Don’t hesitate, a good set of four winter tires may save you time and bring ...[more]
We know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.
Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you might consider going to a better quality tire or ...[more]
The weather out there is getting cooler, and fall is definitely on its way out the door. This typically means one big thing for most drivers- It’s time to start considering your winter tire options. Depending on your typical commute and driving habits, as well as the climate in which you live, you have a wide range of choices for winter tires. Some things to factor in are snowfall or rainfall, road conditions, and temperature. Winter tires come in all sizes and price points, so there is something that will fit every driver’s needs out there.
· For Rainy/ Cold Climates- If you live in an area that doesn’t get much snowfall, where winters are wet and cold, you may want to consider All Season Tires or tires with specialized tread t ...[more]
The tire category of “All-Season Tires” can be a misleading term and this category gets the most questions out of any tire available. Basically, when you are purchasing All-Season tires, you are getting a very sturdy tire that will work well through various weather conditions as well as varying temperatures or climates. The types of tires that fall under the ‘All-Season’ tire category contain different types of tread compounds, designs, and mileage ratings, and there are some big differences between All-Season Tires, Regular, or ‘summer’ tires (sometimes also referred to as ‘three-season tires’), and Winter Tires.
One of the main differences is temperature. Temperature affects tire rubber. For example, firm rubber tha ...[more]
Bridgestone Firestone worked with IMSA and SCCA championship winning race car driver Peter Cunningham (also a three-time national ice driving champion), to develop these tips for safe winter driving.
• During winter months, keep abreast of weather reports in your area. If snow or ice is predicted, make plans to leave early or arrive later. An alarm clock set to an earlier time can be a good friend in helping you avoid difficulties.
• If you can move a night trip to daylight hours, do so. Not only is visibility better, but if your vehicle is stalled, you are more likely to receive prompt assistance during the daytime.
• Prepare your vehicle for winter driving; use this checklist as a guideline:
1. Check windshield wiper blades to make sure they work properly. In some areas, snow blades are an effective alternative to conventional wiper bl ...[more]