Winter is Finally Here. Get Your Tires Ready With Ole Ben Franklin Motors

Many vehicles are built with summer tires or come with rear-wheel drive. If you didn't know, winter tires are designed for increased traction on snow and ice-covered roads. Winter tires tend to respond better than all-season or summer tires when the temperature is cold. The service team at Ole Ben Franklin Motors is ready to help you answer your tire questions or concerns, so stop by and see us today.




Winter Tires From Ole Ben Franklin Motors

When it comes to driving around on icy or snowy roads, having the right tires is vital for your protection and safety. Winter tires are also known as snow tires. If you live or work around Oak Ridge, Alcoa, or Knoxville, then you may know the roads can be unpredictable at times. That said, winter tires are a great investment. These tires are designed to remain flexible and channel snow, slush, and water. When the temperature is cold, the tread rubber of an all-season tire stiffens and becomes less able to provide enough traction. Tred rubber compounds found on winter tires are meant to remain flexible, letting the tire grip the road better.

 

Safely Installing and Using Winter Tires

 

To keep you and your passengers safe and well-protected, it's highly encouraged to install winter tires in sets of four rather than replacing one or two. Mixing winter tires and summer or all-season tires causes the front and rear axles to have unequal control. Winter is here so if you still have questions about tires, or need yours checked, please contact our service center for more information.

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