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How to maintain your tires in winter months

It's important to take good care of your tires all year, but even more so during the colder winter months.

Check your tire pressure

According to MotorTrend.com, tires can lose 1 psi for every 10-degree drop in temperature. As the temps drop in your neighborhood, make sure you are regularly checking your tire pressure to keep your tires. Tires that are not properly inflated can cause you to have less control over the vehicle, especially on slippery roads.

Consider winter tires

When driving in locations that have frequent snow fall or accumulating ice on the roads, winter tires can be a smart option. Winter tires can offer better grip on the roads than regular all-year tires. When installing winter tires, MotorTrend.com recommends getting all four winter tires. If you only install two, the website warns, the car can become less stable.

Check for wear:

As you should all year, make sure to check the wear and tear on your tires. Tires that are too worn down can cause slipping and could even potentially blow out.


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