As summer comes to a close and the leaves prepare to turn, don't let winter sneak up on you! Here at Tire Rack we begin selling many winter / snow tire options in September. Many customers have been in the circumstance of waiting until later in the season to buy and being subject to what we have left in stock, not necessarily their first choice. That is why buying early is a great idea.
Very often I am asked, "What are the benefits of having a dedicated set of winter tires?" And simply the answer is better traction and control and more confidence behind the wheel. For example, I drive a four-wheel drive vehicle and that alone is not enough considering the braking and cornering traction needed for winter driving. For more information on driving your 4WD vehicle this winter, read "Why Electronic Drivers Aids and AWD/4WD Systems Aren't Enough (Winter)."
Also, when it comes time to select the right snow tires for your vehicle, it's important to purchase four tires and not just two. Snow tire technology has advanced considerably over the years and you need to keep equal traction at all four corners. Keeping the same level of traction with a set of four winter tires provides that the full benefits of ABS or traction control will not be lost.
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