So your closet has a pair of flip-flops for the summer, a pair of heavy boots for the winter, and a comfortable pair of sneakers for most of the rest of the year. If you live in a climate that doesn’t have harsh winters, you might just be able to wear those sneakers year-round...and all-season tires are the equivalent of your comfortable sneakers.
So what makes all-season tires so special?
Winter tires are excellent for severe conditions like heavy snow and even ice. They feature specially-designed tread patterns and “sipes”, hundreds of tiny slits which offer biting edges for traction in snow. This means shorter stopping distances, better handling and better control in winter weather. Winter tires are not d
esigned for temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The dow ...[more]
In the current economy people do anything to save money- pack lunch, skip vacations, drive less and even let routine car maintenance fall by the wayside. When most people think of vehicle safety they think of seat belts, windshield wipers and brakes, however, tires are one of the most important safety components of your vehicle. Tires are the only part of your vehicle with direct contact to the road, thus they are the only part of your vehicle that can fully control or lose control of the direction of the vehicle.
Tires not only maintain the direction of your vehicle, they absorb all shocks and bumps and are nearly completely responsible for all brake and transition operations. So how important is maintaining your tires? Crucial. At GT Discount Tire staff understands the im ...[more]