Although the four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive capabilities of Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM vehicles give you an edge in winter weather and snowy and icy conditions, snow tires, also known as winter tires, can give you more confidence, safety, and security in the winter months.

What are the Benefits of Snow Tires?

Snow tires are specially formulated and designed to provide shorter stopping distances, improved handling, and maximum traction in snowy, icy, and wet driving conditions. Standard all-weather tires will harden and lose traction in cold temperatures, losing their rubbery grip on the road. This results in low traction and a rough ride. Winter tires stay soft in cold weather, and their treads are designed to repel snow, slush, and water to prevent traction loss. With snow tires, you'll stop shorter, gain more traction, and handle better.

Can I Drive on Dry Pavement with Snow Tires?

Most modern snow tires do not use metal studs and are perfectly safe to use on dry pavement and in warmer weather. Quality snow tires should last just as long as all season tires, even if you drive them on dry pavement.

Do I Need Snow Tires with Four-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive?

While all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive can help you accelerate in slippery conditions, these drive systems don't help you stop any better when it's slick out. In fact, a two wheel drive vehicle with quality snow tires can often outperform a four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle with all-season tires. The ultimate combination for conquering winter weather is choosing all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicles and snow tires.

Where Can I Find Affordable Snow Tires?

You can find affordable snow tires and expert tire installation at your Upstate New York Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership.

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