Tires are essential for maintaining control of your vehicle during winter conditions. However, they are one of the parts of your car most affected by the cold snap in the air. As the air gets colder, it can lower your tire pressure. Driving with the wrong tires at the wrong time is also a great way to lose control of your vehicle.
For areas that receive snowfall, you should consider switching to winter tires. While all-season tires can work, the best way to maintain control of your vehicle, even through ice and snow, is with winter tires. The rubber in all-season tires hardens in temperatures below freezing. This decreases its ability to grip the road. These specialized tires contain compounds that help the rubber remain soft, allowing for a better grip on the snow and ice you can find on the road. If you can’t make the switch, checking the pressure and treads of your tires before driving is vital.