Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

October 29th, 2018 by

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Winter is Coming

We’re not ready to come to terms that winter is just around the corner, especially if it is anything like Christmas last year (5 feet of snow in two days? No thanks). However, there is nothing to fear if you prepare yourself and your Honda for it.

Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

The most obvious way to prepare for snow is winter tires. Winter tires are specifically designed to help maintain traction on the road by gripping slush and snow. Winter tires are also made with a rubber that allows your tires to maintain a constant tire pressure despite the extreme drop in temperature

You may be thinking you’re all set with your all-seasons tires, because they have ‘all-seasons’ in the name. These tires won’t account for dropping temperatures due to the material they are made from, so you’ll likely have to fill your tires throughout the winter. As for driving on the snow, it’ll be more like slipping and sliding because the tread isn’t designed to grip the snow and slush on the road.

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If you’re not sure where to begin in selecting winter tires, any of our parts specialist would be happy to assist you. Other things to consider before we approach winter is making sure your fluids are all topped off or changed as needed.

Be Prepared

It is always good to make sure your vehicle is performing in tip-top shape no matter what the season, but especially in winter. Other items to pay attention to include brakes and your climate control system.

For 2015 and newer Hondas, should you get stuck, Honda Roadside assistance is available throughout your 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, or 3-year/unlimited miles for Clarity Fuel Cell and Electric owners. This includes emergency roadside assistance, 24-hour emergency towing, and trip interruption benefits. All you do is simply call the toll-free number 1-866-864-5211 to access these services.

Outside the mechanical aspect of preparing for winter, it is always a good idea to be prepared in case of an emergency. While no one wishes to get stuck or in an accident, it’s inevitable to many driver’s throughout the winter season. The best way to prepare for this is to keep extra items in your vehicle, such as blankets, battery chargers for your phone, hand or foot warmers, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, and water. It’s best to be over-prepared and never need these items, than to be under-prepared and go without.

 

Purchase Winter Tires for your Honda: Honda Authorized Tire Center

Service Specials and Coupons: Service Specials

See also:When Should I Change my Oil?