Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Most vehicles leave the dealer’s lot with all-season tires and in New Mexico, our winters aren’t always harsh, so do you need winter tires? Quanz Auto Body in Albuquerque explores the difference between winter tires and all-season tires so you can make an educated selection about what will meet your vehicle’s safety needs.

 

What are Winter Tires?

Winter tires are built specifically to perform in snowy and icy conditions. The tread on these tires is made with special rubber compounds that stay pliable in cold conditions so you have better grip when navigating the road. These special tires also improve braking capabilities during extreme winter weather conditions, providing an extra layer of safety for you when on the road.

What are All-Season Tires?

All-season tires are made to help your vehicle drive in all types of weather conditions. As mentioned earlier, this is the standard type of tire that many vehicles come with today when you first purchase them. These tires should have maximum tread life, promote fuel economy with low-rolling resistance and minimize noise levels.

What type of tires do I need?

The type of tires you need really depends on where you are driving, the weather and road conditions, the type of vehicle and your experience behind the wheel. Our experts at Quanz Auto Body in Albuquerque can help you understand your tires better and help you make the right selection to meet your vehicle and safety needs.

New Mexico, depending on where you live, has snow, ice, rain, wind, heat and cold in almost every season. That is why having the right tires will improve your driving and increase the safety for you and others on the road. Contact Quanz Auto Body today and learn more about our tire services. We are your one-stop-shop for mechanical and collision needs and strive to make it better for you.