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When and Where to Get Your Winter Tires: It's a Matter of Safety

As the weather gets colder, the challenge of winter driving is on everyone’s minds. You will have to drive in challenging conditions. The roads you travel may be icy, snow-covered, wet, or a changing combination of them all. To achieve a high level of winter safety, your vehicle must be able to accelerate, brake, and steer without sliding or skidding.

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How are you supposed to manage this during the worst driving conditions of the year? The short answer is by having the proper winter tires on your vehicle. When the temperature drops below freezing and the bad weather hits, winter tires can be the difference between getting there safely, and sliding off the road in a very dangerous spot.

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You Must Have Four Winter Tires, Not Two

Whether you have rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive, it takes four winter tires to give you true winter safety. This lets your vehicle make the most of the available traction for going, stopping, and turning as the weather gets bad.

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Winter Tires Are Made For Excellent Performance In Cold And Snow

Your winter tires are specifically made to handle the rigors of winter driving. This starts with the tread design, which is more aggressive and has wider grooves to dig in and provide traction when snow has fallen. It continues with the rubber compound, which stays soft, pliable and maintains its grip at low temperatures.

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Some winter tires are uniquely made to provide tenacious grip on icy roads – they can get traction on roads so slick that you wouldn’t be able to walk on them outside your vehicle!

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Standard equipment all-season tires can lose traction at low temperatures, even if the road is clean and dry. And when it starts snowing, those all-season tires are unable to deal with major snowfalls. They can’t go, they can’t stop, and they can’t turn.

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Switching Your Summer And Winter Tires Back And Forth Is Easy: Here’s How

Our suggestion is that you have your winter tires mounted on a separate set of wheels for winter use. This system gives you many advantages, every year, as the seasons change:

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· It’s easy! Just unbolt one set, and bolt the other one on

· Both sets of tires will last longer, because you are alternating them

· You save mounting and balancing costs twice a year, every year (this can pay for your winter wheels!)

· Your summer wheels don’t have to go through the harsh winter weather

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When And Where To Get Your Winter Tires

The answer to when is Right Now! And the answer to where is Yarmouth Mazda in Yarmouth. We would like to introduce you to the Yarmouth Mazda Fitting Room, our online tire store. You can find tires for just about every make and model of car, truck, or SUV, going back to 1993! Simply click on the year, make and model, then choose from a wide variety of high-quality, name brand winter tires. Simply place your order, then make an appointment to have them installed. It couldn’t be easier!

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And how about this: if you don’t have room to store your winter tires during the warm months, we can store them for you here for a small fee. That’s service!

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If you have any tire or car maintenance questions you would like us to answer, at any time during the year, you are welcome to contact us. We are your winter tire experts. We will make sure that you have the right tires for your vehicle and your specific winter driving needs.

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