All Season Tires vs. Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Are you pondering the switch over to a set of dedicated winter tires before the snow really starts to fly? It could be worth it! Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, the leading Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealer, we know that getting a set of dedicated winter tires can certainly make the icy and snowy winter roads a little more manageable. So what’s the difference between winter tires and the standard all-season tires you find on most vehicles? Read on to find out!

The Difference Between All-Season and Winter Tires

All-season tires, which are standard equipment on everything but high-performance sports cars, are formulated to handle just about any driving conditions. That means they’re good for wet roads, dry roads, gravel roads, and maybe even a little bit of snow. They’re meant to perform well in the majority of conditions, at normal temperatures.

Winter tires are different because they are specially formulated from a softer compound to provide more grip in temperatures that stay below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They also usually have a more aggressive tread pattern to handle loose and soft snow.

Do you Need Winter Tires?

Here in the Chicagoland area we can expect snow and cold each year. That’s why if you drive in the wintertime, we recommend that you get snow tires. Not only will they provide improved traction and safety, but changing your tires once a year prolongs the performance and life of your regular tires.

Even if you have all wheel drive it doesn’t mean you don’t need snow tires – in fact, the best way to get the most of out your all wheel drive system is to maximize the performance of your tires! The tire is, after all, the only part of the vehicle that should ever touch the ground. A lot is riding on your tires – literally – so make sure they can do their job well.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

We are your Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership, here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL and we can help you install the snow tires that are right for your vehicle before the worst of winter weather arrives. Feel free to schedule a service appointment to make sure your car gets the winterization it needs to perform best during the cold season. We hope to see you soon!