Snow tires (winter tires) are tires designed for use in winter conditions, such as snow and ice. They are an alternative to the use of snow chains.
Snow tires have a different rubber composition from all-weather tires which include a greater percentage of natural rubber and silica so there is not as much hardening as found in synthetic rubber in cold conditions: they provide better traction at lower temperatures.
Snow tires provide more small-tread areas, increasing traction on snow and, in wet conditions, allowing water to escape from under the tire more easily. This reduces the risk of hydroplaning. Snow tires do not eliminate skidding on ice and snow, but they greatly reduce the risk.
Stevinson Imports has a large selection of snow tires, in stock, at competitive prices! Call us today at 1-800-542-9249 or stop in to speak to your Service Representative or Stevinson Parts Specialist to find the right snow tires for your vehicle.