Should You Get Winter Tires for Your Honda?

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Winter tires are important if you’re going to be driving your Honda on snow and ice this winter. They offer the following benefits:

  • Enhanced traction thanks to softer rubber compounds

  • Better grip on slick surfaces

  • Improved stopping distance and safety

  • Installation by certified professionals if purchased at a Honda dealership

Learn more about winter tires today!

Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you’ve just purchased a new or certified pre-owned Honda vehicle, it likely comes with all-season tires. To check, a winter tire will have a snowflake on the sidewall, but an all-season tire will not. An all-season tire provides the following advantages:

  • Longer wear life

  • Good traction in dry weather

  • Strong ride quality

  • Excellent fuel economy

However, an all-season tire has one big weakness, and that’s winter weather performance. A snow tire uses unique design features like:

  • Softer rubber compounds that grip the road securely in cold temperatures

  • Deeper tread design to reduce snow buildup on tires

  • Deep sipes (small slits in the tire tread) that help the tires bite into snow and ice

All in all, snow tires improve your traction by up to 25 to 50 percent.

Why Should I Buy Winter Tires from Community Honda of Orland Park?

Buying a set of winter tires ensures that you’re prepared for tough winter weather in the Frankfort area, and that’s why the tire center at Community Honda carries such a wide selection. On top of that, certified technicians will install your tires quickly, allowing you to get back on the road. Whether you’re looking for superior off-road traction for your Ridgeline, or want the assurance that comes with snow tires for your Odyssey, we have you covered.

Visit Our Tire Center Today

Located at 8340 W. 159th St., Community Honda of Orland Park offers frequent service specials, so keep an eye out for discounted tire rotations and free alignment checks. Our service team has received extensive training on all Honda models, so you know you can trust us. Schedule a service appointment online to make sure your vehicle is ready for the demands of winter, or call us at 708-364-2600 if you have any questions.