Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tires: Four seasons versus Winter

There's more to winter tires than Gilbert drivers may think. Those days of clunky, tractor-like snow tires are long gone in AZ, replaced by high-tech winter tires with special rubber compounds and advanced tread designs. In Gilbert winter temperatures, the rubber in summer tires becomes hard and inflexible, and they don't grip the road as well. In contrast, winter tires use special rubber compounds that are more pliable when the thermometer drops below 45 degrees in AZ, giving you better road contact; so even if you don't get much snow, winter tires will really add to your cold weather safety in Gilbert. Winter tires may also use a micro-pore rubber compound that increases surface area so they can bite into ice and packed snow on Gilbert roads. The tread on winter tires needs to clear out water, snow and slush as the tire turns so it's ready to take another bite when it comes back in contact with the road. But summer tires can actually be dangerous b ... read more

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