What Type Of Tire Do You Need For Your Vehicle?

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When you’re buying tires, the whole process can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure what to look for. From scanning catalogs and websites for the right size, brand, look, and budget you desire, the choices are seemingly endless. At Wheeling Auto Center, we strive to help each customer find the perfect set of tires for their unique needs by asking the right questions about what you look for in a tire.

Typically, most vehicles will use either summer tires, all-season tires, or winter tires. The difference between these types of tires is crucial to understand, as it can make a huge impact on how your car drives in different seasons and weather conditions. 

Summer Tires

For those of us who reside mainly in Arlington Heights, IL year-round, summer tires – also known as performance tires – are generally not the best choice because of the weather we experience throughout the year. These tires are specifically intended to provide traction in wet or dry conditions in temperatures that range from moderate to warm, or about 40 degrees and above. Therefore, in Illinois where the weather can significantly cool down by October and last until April, summer tires are not the best nor the safest choice.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are just that – tires that are intended to provide quality traction all year round and in various weather conditions. Good in both wet and dry conditions, all-season tires are a great choice for many drivers. However, in areas where winter can bring piles upon piles of snow, it’s often a good idea to swap out your all-season tires for winter tires, as all-seasons can’t always handle snowy, icy roads and provide the necessary amount of traction for winter driving.

Winter Tires

As we know all too well in Arlington Heights, snow tires, or winter tires, are vital once the cold, snowy weather sets in. Unlike other types of tires, winter tires are specifically designed to handle the difficult road conditions that winter brings, which is why it’s common practice to swap out your tires yearly for winter tires when the time comes. By providing far more traction than other types of tires, winter tires can make you feel more comfortable, safe, and at ease while driving in the winter. 

Find Your Next Set Of Tires At Wheeling Auto Center

When you need new tires, you don’t have to handle the search all on your own. At Wheeling Auto Center, our skilled mechanics understand which type of tire is best for you and your vehicle, and we’ll help you find the perfect set for your needs.

To get started on your search, call Wheeling Auto Center at (847) 259-3776 today or schedule an appointment.