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When to Put on Winter Car Tires

Winter Tire

How important are winter tires? How do you know when to put on winter tires? What are the best winter tires? Our service center staff wants to help you stay safe on our Burnsville roads during the winter. So, we’ve put together the guide below that answers all of those questions and explains why you should install winter tires on your car this year.



When to Put on Winter Car Tires

Watching the temperature is generally the best way to know when to put on winter car tires. A good rule of thumb is to install winter tires when it drops below 44℉. You don’t want to put them on before then, as warmer weather can cause the soft tread to break down on our Apple Valley roads.

How Important are Winter Tires?

How important are winter tires? We don’t need to tell you how hard Lakeville winters can be on a car. But that includes tires, as well. Your car needs tires that are designed to stand up to that kind of treatment. Additionally, winter tires are far safer on the road during that time of year than other tires. Here are some of the reasons to use winter tires during the winter:

  • Winter tires are designed to hold their tread in cold weather. 
  • They provide better traction on rough roads. 
  • They’re designed to prevent hydroplaning. 
  • They offer superior control of the road. 

What are the Best Winter Tires?

All the major brands offer winter tires. So, what are the best winter tires? We recommend the following tires as the best for winter, and, fortunately, we carry these brands in our tire center:

  • Michelin X-Ice XI3
  • Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
  • Dunlop Winter Maxx WM02
  • Goodyear Winter Command
  • Yokohama iceGuard GO75

Trust the Tire Experts at Burnsville Toyota

Our trained professionals can match your car with exactly the right tire. We’ll have them installed and balanced in no time. So, schedule an appointment with us. And, if you found this post to be helpful, check out our other automotive service tips. We’re conveniently located near Savage, so drop by or contact us today!


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