Many drivers in Arlington get winter tires during the cold weather to improve performance. Winter tires enhance traction and stability because they have deeper tread than all-season and summer tires. In addition, they also have a tread pattern that improves grip. However, winter tires are not recommended to use during the summer. Why? Read on to find out.

Because winter tires are engineered to optimize performance in cold weather, they maintain exceptional softness and flexibility when the temperature drops. While this maximizes tire performance during the winter, it could cause issues during the spring and summer months. Winter tires can feel unstable and cause your vehicle to turn slower if they are used during warmer weather.

When you're changing from winter tires to summer tires, be sure that you have all four tires replaced to optimize handling. It's best to store your winter tires in a cool, dry place, and putting them in black plastic bags will cut down on oxidation.

 

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