Should You Purchase Snow Tires?

Part of your car’s tune-up process is making sure that your tires are in good condition. If your tires are worn, it is always better to replace them than to hope that they will last one more winter. When it comes time to buy tires, it can be hard to determine what kind of tires would be best to purchase. Tires can be a large financial investment, and you want to get the most out of your money.

A part of buying new tires for your vehicle is deciding whether or not you want to purchase snow tires, or all-season tires. There can be benefits to buying snow tires if you live in an environment prone to snow and ice, such as Colorado. However, there are some things to consider when you’re trying to decide between snow tires and all-season tires.

So, what are the determining factors when it comes to deciding between snow tires and all-season tires? Here at Fort Collins Foreign Car Services, we have some tips to help you determine if snow tires are the best purchase for you.

  • If you purchase snow tires, you will also need to purchase all-season tires for non-winter months. Snow tires will wear down quickly on hot pavement, so it’s important to note that you can not drive on snow tires year-round.
  • Snow tires can be beneficial for winter months, but you do need to consider if you’d have a place to store your all-season tires that you would not use during the winter months.
  • Consider how much you’ll be driving during the winter months. If you don’t have a long commute to work, or if you tend to drive less in the winter, snow tires might not be for you.
  • Decide whether or not you want to visit your local mechanic at least twice a year to have your tires changed between your all-season tires and your snow tires.
  • If you purchase both snow tires and all-season tires, you will probably be able to go longer in-between your tire purchases, as you’ll lower the wear-and-tear on both sets of tires.

If you have any questions or concerns about what kind of tires would be best for you, please call your local mechanics here at Fort Collins Foreign Car Service. If you’ve already decided what kind of tires you’d like to purchase for your next car’s tune-up, make an appointment with us today!