There’s a lot of tires out there: performance, economy, all season, summer, winter etc. It can be hard to keep track and to know which tires you’re supposed to have on your vehicle and at what time. Living in Alberta, one of the most important tires your vehicle will need to be riding on for the best and safest success in the winter, are winter tires. Face the music, Alberta life means dealing with the fact that winter conditions can hit our province for three quarters of the year, so your vehicle needs to be prepared with the proper tires to handle the situation. At Southtown Chrysler, we’ll help you be fully equipped for winter, starting with switching into some winter tires!
What are Winter Tires?
Sure, any old tire can roll over perfectly clean pavement in the summer and you might not notice a difference. But pack down inches of snow, a sheen of ice and a disgusting heaping of dirt and grime and you’re going to need a speciality set of tires that can handle that nuisance. Winter tires are designed with a soft but firm tread that not only goes deep into your tire, but spreads out wide enough to grip onto the snow and ice below. The material of the tires is made specifically with chemical compounds to retain its shape and texture, while also being adept at cold temperatures, without losing its abilities. Winter tires were made for the conditions of Alberta, it doesn’t matter if you’re in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Red Deer or Calgary, we all face the same winter environments, and winter tires are your best tool in combating it on the road.
Why Change Tires?
You now know what differentiates winter tires from regular ones, so why change them? It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram, proper tires on your vehicle will not only help it perform up to its highest capabilities, but also keep you and the motorists around you as safe as can be. And just like you need winter tires for the winter months, you’ll have to switch them out when the snow goes away, as their specific treads will wear away faster in the hotter summer months. Southtown Chrysler is your one-stop destination for all things winter tires. First, you can shop for the perfect set of tires for your FCA vehicle in our tire shop, then one of our technicians from our service department will swap them onto your vehicle. After that you’re all ready to roll out of our dealership and tackle the snowy and icy Edmonton roads with the confidence that winter tires instill!