Why Do I Need Winter Tires?

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Car tires on winter road covered with snow. Vehicle on snowy alley in the morning at snowfall

Car tires on winter road covered with snow. Vehicle on snowy alley in the morning at snowfall

When you work in the automotive recycling industry in Massachusetts, you’re bound to get lots of questions from customers about the various ways to improve a vehicle. During the winter season, many drivers’ first concerns are getting stuck in the snow, and Atlantic Salvage can understand the fear! For that reason, one of our first suggestions is investing in winter tires.

 Why do I need winter tires?

Winter tires can give you many benefits, but the most important one is traction. These tires have specific rubber compounds designed for cold weather, which can improve your braking distance by around 30 feet. A better grip can mean the difference between a close call and a potentially fatal accident while driving in less than ideal conditions.

Not only does it help with overall breaking and slip-resistance on the road, but it also improves your car’s built-in safety features. If you have features like AWD or 4WD, ABS brakes, traction control, and other similar specs, winter tires can only increase the safety they offer you. Winter tires are so important that many vehicle professionals even venture to say that features like AWD do not create a significant impact without tires that match in quality.

Driving in the winter can be extremely stressful, especially when you have loved ones in the car with you. Atlantic Salvage also knows that buying tires can become expensive quickly, and we want to help our communities drive safer in any way we can.

From used tires to used transmissions in Massachusetts, Atlantic Salvage has everything you need to help fix your vehicle up for the rest of winter. With over 40 years of industry experience, our professionals can help find the part you need in our yard, or will even help you locate it online.

For more information about our services, please contact us today by calling (800) 225-0812.