Winter changes everything for handling winding roads, sharp turns, and harsh curves, especially on icy roads. With temperatures dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, many drivers will experience deep snow, ice, and slush during colder months. If you have all-season tires, you may think that covers issues with slipping and sliding, but it's actually still difficult for your car to handle icy roads with all-season tires.

This is why it's important for Alexandria, VA drivers to check out winter tires, also known as snow tires. During colder months, winter tires are necessary because they are made from different rubber compounds that grip the roads tighter, even when covered in thick ice. Winter tires also have a thicker, wider tread that provides more traction.

All-season tires aren't necessarily all bad during colder months, but if your car has a hard time gripping icy roads or handling becomes slippery in snowy weather, it's time to upgrade to safer winter tires. You can find a wide selection of studded and studless winter tires at Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria.

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