How to Choose the Best Snow Tires The winter season is here and if you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, you know that driving is particularly difficult, if you aren’t prepared. Freezing rain, snow and slush make roads hazardous but having the right tires on your car, is like having the right boots on your feet, and can make quite a difference in the way your car handles the elements. All season tires are the kind of tire a consumer might buy in hopes that it gets them through all season. However, the all season tires aren’t really equipped to handle wet icy surfaces as well as winter ones, putting you and your family’s safety in jeopardy. Snow tires are made of a different type of rubber with a complex tread pattern that improves the traction and control of a vehicle. Has that convinced you yet? When making a snow tire purchase, don’t think that just buying two will do, you need to buy all 4 tires, and your car might be off balance if all 4 tires aren’t the same. Don’t believe anyone who tells you to just put two on your vehicle; again you are risking the lives of those you love. There are many factors to consider when purchasing your tires. Ensure you choose the right tire for the weather in your area, the right size tire, with proper tread depth, and have them professionally installed to make sure they are balanced and secure. The size and type of snow tire can be found quite easily, and if you don’t know where to look, any professional will know how to help. Snow tires can be costly, but do your research, shop around and the deals are out there. One thing is for certain, investing in good winter tires is important and although they may be costly, if you remove them at the end of each winter you will get several seasons out of them and surely get your money’s worth.