Winter weather is already upon us in Batavia, NY, which means you'll be wanting to get your winter tires on your vehicle as soon as possible. If you need to change on your winter tires, we invite you to schedule a tire change appointment at Toyota of Batavia today. We offer fast, professional winter tire changeovers to help you take on winter weather all around Medina this year. We're a certified Toyota service center with the tools, expertise, and winter tires to fit any make and model, so regardless of what vehicle you drive, we can put your winter tires on for you in no time.

Why Should I Change On Winter Tires?

Winter tires are specifically designed to perform at the highest level in snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Even if you drive a large Toyota Tundra with four-wheel drive, having the right winter tires equipped on your vehicle is the only way to safely and confidently navigate through bad weather around Albion.

Softer Rubber and Different Design

Winter tires have a different design than other tires, including all-season tires. In the Le Roy area, the weather can change in an instant, and your drive home from work might involve traversing through snow, ice, slush, and other winter obstacles, which are all best combatted when you have winter tires on your vehicle. The tread rubber of a winter tire is different than that of a summer or all-season tire. On summer and all-season tires, the rubber will stiffen in cold temperatures, which leads to less traction. Winter tires use a softer tread rubber, allowing the tire to remain flexible so you can enjoy better grip on the roads while combatting inclement weather or frigid temperatures.

The tread pattern of winter tires is also different from all-season or summer tires. Winter tires have a deeper tread depth and a unique design that prevents the snow and ice from getting trapped, thus allowing you to maintain grip when you're facing snow and ice covered roads around Attica, NY. Using summer or winter tires could lead to snow getting caught in the tread and rendering your tires without the ability to grip the ground.

Winter tires also come with biting edges and high sipe density. These are thousands of tiny slits in the tread that will improve your traction on ice. Summer and all-season tires don’t have these edges or the high sipe density, which could lead you to lose traction on your travels this winter.

Are There Different Types of Winter Tires?

Yes. There are two main types of winter tires: studded and studless. Studded tires have small metal studs that are added to the tread area to improve traction in winter conditions. They'll dig into the snow and ice to provide you with the traction you need when driving around the Batavia, NY area this winter. Studless tires used to be seen at a disadvantage to studded tires, however, with recent advancements in the composition and design of winter tires in recent years, they can perform just as optimally for drivers in our area.

Schedule a Winter Tire Change Today

We invite you to schedule a winter tire change online today to get your winter tires put on in the quickest and most convenient manner today. If you need to purchase winter tires, we offer a variety of winter tire options for all makes and models and will work with you to help you choose the best tires for your vehicle today. If you have any questions about a winter tire changeover, you can contact us online, over the phone, or come see us in person today.

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