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When to Drive on Winter Tires and When to Change Them

Each year, drivers ask us at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach if they can get away with driving on winter tires the rest of the year. While this sounds like a money-saving idea, we advise against it.

Winter tires are specialized tools. They feature softer rubber than other tires, and they have ice-gripping tread blocks and deep, slush-channeling grooves. Those aspects dominate winter conditions. They falter during summer travel because soft, thick-tread tires become clunky on hot, dry pavement. Also, they surprisingly vibrate when rolling through puddles produced by summer rains. 

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Winter Tire Rubber is Ineffective in Warm Weather

Here at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach, we make it a point to help our customers and others to get the most out of their vehicles. One way to accomplish this task is to make sure to use the proper tires in the proper seasons.

Many drivers make the mistake of using the wrong tires for prevailing weather conditions. This includes drivers who use winter tires during warm weather months. While using studless rubber winter tires in the summer may seem safe, and actually presents several clear dangers. 

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