Does Your Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC Need Winter | Auburn, NY 

In Auburn, New York, we take winter seriously. Our average snowfall is just under 90 inches a year! Whether you drive a Chevrolet Spark, an Equinox, or a large Silverado truck, it is important to add a set of winter tires to your vehicle during this snowy season for optimal performance.

Not convinced that snow tires are worth the money? Here are five reasons why you need winter tires for your Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle in Auburn.

Unique rubber compound

Winter tires are designed with a special rubber compound that stays soft at colder temperatures. All-season tires can get hard and brittle as the temperatures drop, causing you to lose traction. This starts to happen when temperatures fall to 44 degrees Fahrenheit and below - which happens often here in Auburn.

Special tread pattern

Winter tires also unitize tread patterns that are specially designed to cut through snow and slush when they spin, pushing the slop behind your car's tires. This is not something all-season tires are designed to do. Keep in mind that some winter tires are designed more for snow, while other might perform better on ice.

Better stopping power

Because of the special design elements on winter tires, they deliver superior stopping power in winter weather. The 2019 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study found that winter tires performed up to 30 percent better than all-season tires when it came to stopping distances.

Prolong the life of your tires

While it might seem unnecessary to have two sets of tires for your vehicle, a set of winter tires can help your all-season tires last longer. Your all-season tires get to rest during the winter months and avoid the harsh wear and tear of driving in less-than-ideal conditions.

Safer during the winter

When you consider all these aspects, winter tires are the superior choice for cold weather. You can feel more confident that your car's tires won't be the cause of driving difficulties during the winter. In addition, they can potentially save you from the costs and stress of getting into an accident caused by weather conditions.

We can help you find the right set of snow tires for your GM vehicle at Auburn Chevrolet Buick GMC. Contact our parts department to order a set for your car, and we'll install them for you.

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