Winter Driving - Importance of Snow Tires and All-Wheel Drive

What's the deal with snow tires and all-wheel drive? Are they really that essential for winter driving? We'll address these questions in this blog. Check it out below.

Winter tires. Studded tires. All-season tires. Summer tires. What's the difference, you ask? Seeing as the winter months are approaching Baltimore drivers might be scratching their heads, wondering whether they really need to purchase a new set of tires when they have a set that work perfectly fine. First off, winter tires are important. The main difference between different tires is the material and tread. Winter tires have larger spaces between tread blocks, increased chamfering and fluting along the edges of the tire and have a solidly low tread wear rate. Drivers that want the most traction during winter months should look to studded tires, which have metal protrusions attached to the tire. The studs provide increased grip for Bel Air drivers during those snowy or icy moments.

What's up with All-Wheel Drive?

Once again, it comes down to traction. With all-wheel drive, Cockeysville drivers get power to all four wheels. This his helpful during winter conditions in the case of heavy snow fall. Instead of having power from say, only two wheels (front-wheel drive), drivers get power from all wheels helping to ensure that the vehicle plugs along at a steady rate and all wheels can provide equal power. If drivers combine all-wheel drive with winter tires, the winter should be a breeze.

Stop by Bel Air Subaru Today!

Visit our dealership in Bel Air for all your winter vehicle servicing needs! Purchase winter tires and then let our service team put them on your vehicle! Or, stop by and browse our selection of all-wheel drive vehicles and take one for a test drive today!

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