Snow Tires: Three Different Types to Consider

Driving on snow, ice, and slush can be dangerous, especially if you don't have the right tires on your car. Winter tires, also known as snow tires, are designed to provide maximum traction in bad winter weather. If you're thinking about adding winter tires, you need to know the three most common types.

Studded winter tires have metal studs within the treads. These studs dig into the frozen surface, providing needed traction. Some have permanent studs, while others have studs that can be removed until needed. Today's tire technology has advanced and studless winter tires are more preferred. These tires use special rubber formulations which are more flexible in colder temperatures. They also have deeper treads for greater traction.

Another option is the performance winter tire, designed for open road driving more than deep snow traction. When you're ready for winter tires, stop by Bowman Commercial to get yours swapped out.


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