Here in New Jersey, our winters can get pretty rough—many of us are still trying to recover from the record snowfalls from last year. If you want to make sure you’re not stuck on the side of the road…again, consider equipping your car with winter tires. What’s the difference? Here’s a Winter vs. All Season Tires comparison.
They use a special rubber compound that stays softer at lower temperatures for better control.
They provide enhanced braking performance in wintery conditions.
They perform better in all winter conditions—snow, ice, sleet, slush, wet roads, and even dry cold roads.
They are designed with an aggressive tread to cut through the snow and reduce build-up on the tire.
They will help you feel more in control in challenging winter conditions.
They provide stable handling in wet and dry conditions.
They offer traction through a variety of weather conditions, but can’t compare to winter tires for traction in snow and ice.
As you can see, winter tires offer numerous benefits over all-season tires for serious winter driving. If you want to make the switch, stop by Glen Toyota today and we’ll help you choose the perfect tires for your car.
Will James, president of Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky. plant said recently, “It takes a strong, happy, healthy team to build great cars, but more importantly, we’re a community here. And that means providing for our team members beyond a paycheck.”
Mr. James is partly referring to the fact that 10% of the employees at his plant have served in the military or they are active currently in the reserves, including Sgt. Tony Hendrichs.
Hendrichs had just been hired at the Georgetown plant when he was called to serve in Operation Desert Storm in late 1990. Hendrichs, a husband and father, was immensely relieved to find that he continued to receive paychecks and benefits while he was serving his country overseas. Many of co-workers went above and beyond to send him care packages and support letters.
These days, Hendrichs still works at the Toyota Georgetown Plant and chairs the Toyota Veterans Association, an organization designed to offer “support to soldiers returning to civilian life and supporting military families during deployment.”
Just a few months ago, Toyota announced its long-term sponsorship deal with the International Olympic Committee, making the automaker a major focal point of the upcoming 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, along with two Winter Games and the Summer Games again in 2024.
As a part of Toyota’s sponsorship of the 2020 Olympics, Toyota will invest $2 billion, and launch no fewer than eight new vehicles, all of which will be designed to demonstrate its transportation-related expertise. With the addition of two existing models, the fleet of ten vehicles will be front-and-center at the upcoming games, highlighting Toyota’s vision of future mobility.
According to motoring.com.au, we know that the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle will be among the lineup, along with a vehicle based on the Japan Taxi Concept. The other eight vehicles will be announced in the coming years.
While only time will tell what those other models will be, many reports predict that the next generation Prius (to be revealed at the 2015 Tokyo show in October) will likely fill one of the eight spots.
Here at Glen Toyota, we look forward to learning more about the vehicles to be featured at the upcoming 2020 Summer Games!