Winter Tires Deserve the Summer Off

If you've been driving on your winter tires all year long, stop right away. Winter tires are made with more flexibility to handle cold weather. What you need for warm weather is an all-season or summer tire.

Napleton Volvo understands why some people think a tire is a tire, but take a closer look. Some of those winter tires have metal studs, which can tear up pavement that isn't covered in snow or ice. The flexible tread that works for winter is too soft for summer. It can reduce handling and maneuverability.

What will happen if you drive around during summer with your winter tires still on the vehicle? The tires will wear much faster because the flexible tread of winter tires does not hold up well in warm temps. When the weather is warm, you need a tire than can handle the heat.



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