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Below 45 Degrees in Grove City: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Grove City drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Ohio drivers ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever.

Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the Grove City area are much better designed for the wide range of conditions that come with Ohio winter weather. They are made with a rubber compound that helps them stay flexible in cold weather. Regular tires become hard and stiff at Grove City temperatures below 45°F (7° C) which reduces their traction. That's a concern in winter, especially with snowy or wet conditions. But it also means that Grove City drivers are better off with winter tires in cold weather even when it's dry.

The tread design on winter tires has been improved to move snow, slush and water. The lugs and grooves throw packed snow out of the tread as the tire rotates. This means the tread is open and ready to move more snow when it rolls around again. Summer tires can pack up with snow, which makes them more dangerous than a bald tire.

The all-season tire that is popular among Grove City drivers is a compromise between summer and winter performance. This means they give adequate performance for Grove City drivers in either season but aren't great in either. Summer tires give great performance in hot weather but lousy performance in winter. Grove City drivers need to put more thought into their tire choices these days.

If you want the performance that new winter tires can give you, you should have them properly installed by your friendly and professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City. It's best to purchase four snow tires and put them on all the wheels of your vehicle. But if you only want two, you need to put them on the rear of your vehicle, even if you drive a front-wheel drive vehicle. Grove City drivers always want to put the tires with the best traction on the rear of the vehicle.

For more auto advice about tires for any Ohio season, ask your friendly and knowledgeable Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City tire professional. They can help you find the right tire for your area and for your driving needs. For the best performance from your tires, whatever the season, don't forget preventive maintenance. Keep your tires up to pressure for the best durability, safety and performance, but don't overinflate them. Remember, good car care provides the safest road for all of us in Grove City.


Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City
2131 Stringtown Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
614-871-4020
http://www.tuffygrovecity.com

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