Many Hyundai vehicles offer all-wheel drive, a feature that can have a significant impact on road grip. Whether your car is front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, you can still benefit from installing winter tires on your vehicle if your climate is snowy or icy. Winter tires provide better grip on the road and can also aid in making braking more efficient. Their ability to increase traction makes them a vital part of safe winter driving.

Winter Tires are Made for Colder Weather

While most drivers know that winter tires have a different tread pattern from all-season or summer tires, they may not be aware that they also have a different chemical composition. Freezing temperatures harden the rubber used to make summer tires, making them stiff and inflexible, less able to grip the road and also opening them up to cracking.

Winter tires remain supple as temperatures plummet below freezing, working in tandem with the deep tread patterns to better grip the road. You'll want to check with your tire specialist about installing them in your particular state.

The best time to start thinking about having winter tires mounted on your vehicle will depend on your particular climate's snowfall and freezing patterns, but generally September seems to be an ideal time to get a jump on the coming season. No time is too late to take advantage of the superior traction of winter tires through the remainder of the season.

Learn More at Great Lakes Hyundai

You can visit our dealership for a new set of winter tires. We carry an extensive selection and will be happy to mount the tires of your choice at our service center. You can even utilize the handy scheduling tool found right on our website to book a time that's most convenient for you.

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