Winter vs. All Season Tires

 

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.

Winter Tires

  • 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.

All-Season Tires

  • 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.

Don’t Be A Victim: Fun Wintertime Activities

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This girl is partaking in some fun wintertime activities. Like hitting her brother with snowballs.

Don’t be bored this winter! In fact, you are more at risk for depression in the winter due to light deprivation and other factors. Throw caution to the wind—that bone-chilling, artic wind—and do fun stuff. Here are some fun wintertime activities…

 

# 1 – Go winter camping! This may sound crazy but given you’ve got the right gear, it can be fun in that “I’m overcoming a great challenge” sort of way. At the very least, make sure that your sleeping bag is rated for below freezing temperatures.

 

# 2 – Catch up on all the Oscar prospects. There is no better excuse to stay inside than watching an incomprehensible art-house film.

 

# 3 – You know all of those books you’ve been meaning to read? Wintertime is a great time to do it. Consider joining a book club.

 

# 4 – Cook more. Not only will help you save some cash, you can experiment with different dishes.

 

# 5 – Go to MeetUp.com and look for activities that interest you! Ever been interested in underwater basket weaving? You might find a group that does it!