Changing to winter tires or use all-weather tires

winter tires

There is no real reason why you should not change to snow tires in time. We all know from which month the winter can arrive in the area where we live. We don’t know which week or which day it will come, but the longer we wait, the higher the likelihood of arriving. There is just no reason to wait too long for the change. As soon as you see the temperatures getting close to zero at any point of the day or night is a good enough reason to change. Winter tires are better than all-season tires on dry roads when you have low temperatures.

So either you just make the change on a certain day well before the snow should arrive, or you do it based on the weather forecast based on temperature. If you do it too late and snow already arrives, you shouldn’t be driving. You will need to wait until warmer weather returns. This can cause a lot of hassle for people who are dependent on a car. So the more dependent you are on your car for everyday transportation, the earlier you should initiate the change.

There are still many people who think it is really bad for the tires if you change too early, but since it is a matter of safety, you will have to live with a bit of excessive wear on the days when you still have plus degrees and no snow. Your safety is well worth this. If you wait too long and cannot use your car for a few days, that might be associated with higher costs, or if you try to drive with all-season tires in snowy conditions and end up in an accident, this will be much worse.

So don’t make the mistake of changing too late. Instead, plan and do the change early so that you don’t have to worry, and you won’t have any hassle with long lines at the tire service stations as many are doing tire changes simultaneously. It is, however, important to respect the legislated times when it comes to studded tires so that you don’t mount them too early or take them off too late. It is allowed to go outside the indicated time window if there is a winter condition present.

All-weather tires are not counted as winter and snow tires, but they are approved for winter use. They can therefore replace both all-season and winter tires, so that you can manage with only using one set for the whole year, if you live in an area with less severe winters. This makes it very convenient as you always have tires that you can drive safely with. This is perfect if you have to drive between regions with very different weather or if you live in an area that has very unstable weather, so it is difficult to know which tires you should have mounted on your vehicle. When you only use one set of tires for the whole year it becomes important to rotate the tires during the year to ensure even wear.

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