The temperature outside can impact the quality of a tire, especially when you live in colder climates. Specific tread patterns and tire flexibility work better in different seasons, making it essential to consider switching tires when the weather changes. Winter or “snow” tires are made with specific rubber that is designed primarily to stay flexible when the temperatures are low. They are also designed with deeper treads, so they can provide better traction on ice and snow.
How Do I Know If I Need to Switch to Snow Tires?
If the temperatures begin to drop consistently under 45 degrees, you should switch to winter ties. These tires are designed to perform safely in not just snow but icy and slushy conditions. After switching your tires for the winter season, it’s important to change them when temperatures rise consistently over 45 degrees. Warm weather will cause the rubber compound to wear significantly quicker and will need to be replaced sooner.
Storing Seasonal Tires
When switching to your winter tires as the season begins, it’s important that you are properly storing your summer tires. Leaving them too exposed can damage the tire’s flexibility and overall performance. It’s best to keep your summer tires in a dry and cool environment that is also away from direct sunlight.
Contact an Attorney
Although snow tires can lessen the risk of being involved in an auto accident, they are never 100% preventable. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident at the fault of someone else’s negligence, it’s important that you consider working with a skilled attorney before moving forward. Filing these claims without the proper skills or knowledge can be challenging and result in denied or minimized compensation amounts. A lawyer can be beneficial in many ways by providing good legal counsel and representation while you take the time you need to recover from your accident. Here at Dodosh Law Offices, we have a team of attorneys who want to see you succeed.