Are you ready for winter in Lake Stevens? Don’t forget to check your tires! Winter tires are extremely important, especially if you live in an area that experiences heavy snow and ice. Assuming your tires are fine isn’t safe. Plan to have them examined by a professional at an auto shop. Keep these thoughts in mind as you prepare for winter in Lake Stevens.
Winter Tires Are Safer
They’re designed specifically to handle snow, slush, ice and the degrade temperatures that lower the performance of all-season tires. Although a high-quality set of four will probably cost more than $500, you won’t be using them year-round. You’ll spread the lifetime of the tires, roughly 30,000-40,000 miles, over several winters.
If you avoid an accident with tires built specifically for winter roads, you are likely to save significantly more than you paid for tires by avoiding paying the insurance deductible and cost of rising premiums. Add to that the cost of missed hours at work and possibly renting a vehicle while yours is being repaired and winter tires become an excellent investment.
Chains and Pavement Don’t Mix
Some drivers prefer to put chains on their tires instead of buying new tires. This is only works if you plan to drive on snow and ice 100 percent of the time. Chains are not intended to be used on pavement.
Need Help with Tires in Lake Stevens?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at A&M Auto Repair Inc. in Everett. Our team of highly-trained and experienced technicians will be happy to help you select the best tires for your vehicle this season. You can also count on us for superior auto maintenance and auto repairs.
Winter Tires, Maintenance and Repairs in Lake Stevens
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