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Traction Tips: 4 Tire Types for Every Condition

Most drivers do not know about the dozens of different tire types available to them. Car part manufacturers have created every type of tire for every season and condition on the road. Consult from the list below and decide which tire from a business like Evans Tire & Service Centers is best designed to suit your situation.

1. Summer

Summer tires are designed for dry and wet road conditions that occur during the summer. The tires are not guaranteed to work properly on icy or snowy roads. The tread pattern is an important factor to consider for tire buyers. The vertical or horizontal pattern determines how well the car performs on different roads.

Also, consider the original tire condition to have a good idea of its effectiveness. In addition to having good tread, the best tires are properly inflated with minimal wear and tear. Tires do not come with industry standards, so you need a good eye and prior knowledge about car parts to make the right purchase.

2. Winter

All season tires work during winter, but your best option for the coldest months of the year is to get winter tires. Skidding on ice is a major problem that causes countless accidents during this season. Also, some cars must move through several feet of thick snow or mud. Snow tires have deep, wide tread that captures snow, and some have metal studs to control driving on ice.

3. All Season

All season tires are made to be usable in all seasons. It doesn't mean that the tires are the best ones to use during summer and winter; however, the tires do provide strong traction on dry and wet roads. Drivers keep the same set of tires on for many years without needing to make one change.

4. Off-Road

Tread is needed for good traction on the road. Off-road driving is performed on unpaved ground that is rugged, uneven and sometimes muddy. Off-road tires have deep, wide tread that makes it easier to drive without skidding. When the dirt sinks into the grooves, the tires grip the ground firmly and keep the car in place. The technique works similarly to cleats that soccer players wear to run without slipping.

Most drivers already know the types of roads they drive on, but they may not be familiar with the types of tires. Only choose the right tires based on the road and weather conditions you can handle.

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