Why It's Not Good to Drive on Winter Tires Year-Round

Our technicians at Apple Ford of York often are asked about tire care when the weather changes to winter or spring. Many of our customers wonder why they need to change from summer tires to winter tires and back again.

Winter tires are designed to provide better traction on cold and snowy roads. They're made of softer rubber, have deeper treads, and sometimes have studs to grip the pavement. These features make driving on them in inclement winter weather safer than summer tires designed for dry roads.

The problem is that winter tires wear faster than summer tires, and they don't provide the same handling on dry roads, either. If you leave them on during the summer, they'll wear out quickly and need to be replaced much sooner. This is the reason it's a good idea to change tires after the winter weather has passed.

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