All-Season Tires vs. Snow Tires

Now that fall is officially here and cooler temperatures are around the corner, it’s time to think about how you can prepare your car for the changes. You may not think about your tires on a daily basis, but different tires are ideal for different driving conditions. As car gurus and providers of Volkswagen service in Chicago, hear what our team at VFC Engineering has to say about the benefits of different types of tires. 

What Are Snow Tires?

Let’s start with the basics by discussing what snow tires are. Snow tires have a specific design that is ideal for navigating slippery snow and ice. What makes them unique is the tread design that has larger gaps than all-season tires, giving them the grip that they need to keep you and your family safe. The material of the tires themselves is a softer rubber compound that allows the tires to navigate the snow by compacting it and tossing it as the tire rotates. 

Worth the Investment

While all-season tires are cheaper and more convenient, all-season tires put you and your family at an increased risk of getting into an accident during the winter months. Winter in Chicago also lasts for many months, so you’ll get your money’s worth. Plus, winter tires last for about 5 years or 35,000 miles, making them well worth the investment. 

Peace of Mind

Next time you stop in for Volkswagen service in Chicago, consider chatting with our team about winter tires. They will help provide you with peace of mind to navigate the streets this winter.

Don’t hesitate to contact our team today with other questions or concerns!

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