The Importance of Winter Tires

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Wintery conditions can make roads difficult and even dangerous to drive on. To improve safety, it would be a good idea to purchase winter tires for your vehicle.

Below are some facts and tips regarding winter tires:

  • While all-season tires are made for a variety of conditions, winter tires are built specifically to perform in low temperatures, ice, slush and snow.
  • Effective winter tires will have at least a 3.5 millimeter tread as well as a symbol of a mountain and a snowflake. This symbol indicates the tires have good traction on ice and snow.
  • Never mix different styles of tires, as this can compromise overall stability.
  • Maintaining air pressure in your winter tires extends the lifespan of the treads.

Winter tires are critical to road safety in hazardous conditions. Just be sure to have them installed by a qualified mechanic before the first major snowfall hits.

Having the correct tires on your car could be the difference between arriving at your destination safely and running off the road unexpectedly.

Here at John Scott Insurance we want you to stay safe and warm this winter.  We know that traveling is inevitable at times when the weather conditions are not optimal so we want you to put every precaution in place that you can.

We are here if you need us.  Just reach out to one of our licensed agents for help with your insurance needs.



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