The winter season is upon us, which means cold temperatures, snow, and ice will cause adverse driving conditions. Which tire you equip your vehicle with can have a positive or negative effect on your winter driving ability. This article will talk about the differences between winter and summer tires, more typically called summer tires.
Let’s look at the most obvious difference, tread pattern. The tread pattern on winter tires are designed to assist in slush, ice, and snow. The ability to channel snow and slush will assist in keeping rubber contact with the road. This contact will ultimately lead to a more stable control of your automobile, whether it’s a front wheel drive car, minivan or 4×4 SUV.