Preparing Your Tires for Winter

1. Consider investing in winter tires or snow tires

2. Check the tread depth

3. Check the air pressure

4. Rotate your tires if you haven't done so in the last couple of months

As the winter season arrives, many drivers will naturally find themselves in a more-anxious state, worriedly looking ahead to the snows and frozen temperatures the season brings with it. Throughout Omaha, Bellevue, and other nearby areas, many drivers know that tires are among the most important parts of the vehicle, especially when it comes to contending with snow-covered roads. Whether in Lincoln, Council Bluff, Papillion, La Vista, or beyond, the right set of tires can make a huge difference when it comes to taking on the winter weather of this region.

When examining your tires and judging how ready they are for the winter, it is important to note many details. How deep is the tread? How is the air pressure? If the tread is shallow, or the tires have difficulty maintaining air pressure, it could very well be time for a new set. With the onset of winter weather it becomes harder for tires to maintain air pressure, so any kind of slow-leak can become a significant problem almost overnight. Ensuring the tread depth is important for ensuring that the tires can push away much of the snow and slush to maintain a grip on the road. With the added dangers of black ice on the roads, having a set of tires ready for winter is a must.

To keep your tires in their best condition for longer, there are a few things that drivers can do on their own. Checking the treads is easy with a penny, using Lincoln's head as an indicator of the depth will help to inform you of the tire's current status. If you can see all of Lincoln's head and hair, you need to change the tire. It is also important to get the tires regularly rotated to ensure that they wear evenly, and will lengthen the life of your tires with ease.

If you have any questions about tires or winter preparation for your vehicle, come and see our team at Corwin Toyota of Bellevue. Once you arrive at our car dealership our auto service experts will help you to get a better understanding of ways to prepare for winter, we'll examine your tires and if you are in need of new tires, we'll make sure you can get a new set at an unbeatable deal, and you'll be ready for the adventures and challenges that await this winter.