North Shore Kia
Posted on December 5, 2017
Let's face it, it feels like summer just got started this week, but September is fast approaching too. The closer we are to September means we are even closer to October. If you get where we are going with this, we won't talk about the weather that ensues in the month before December.
And that's just the point, winter tires are designed to get you through the slippery and wet times we have come to know, November onwards is not kind to all-season tires. As soon as temperatures start to head into single digits we see 'all-season' tires start to come up short, but why?
Tread compounds. You see, despite many tire markers best effrots, the demands of hard compounds for fuel efficiency and longevity means that the treads turn to slippery rocks when cold. Lower temperatures make summer tires compounds less flexible. Great for hot tarmac, bad for cold rain.
This is where winter tires kick in, with the softer compounds you can rest assured that you will have a good grip on what fall, winter, and evern early spring will throw at you.
The farmer's almanac may be on to something this year, and should it snow, are you really going to trust a hard summer compound tire to stop you in time?