The tires on your vehicle are important for the safety of you, your passengers and other drivers on the road as well as performance of your vehicle. There are several signs to be aware of that will alert you when it is time to take the vehicle to Trusted Tire Dealers of Albany, NY to have the tires replaced.
There are also several different types and sizes to choose from, so it is recommended that you have a reliable tire dealer, such as Grand Premier install the tires to ensure the right size is used. The tread on the tire is necessary for good traction, especially in poor weather, such as snow or rain. If you are driving on wet pavement and the vehicle is difficult to stop or you are sliding, the tread is most like worn down and you should take the vehicle to Trusted Tire Dealers of Albany, NY to have them replaced.
One of the dangers of driving on tires with low tread is hydroplaning, which occurs when the tires cannot grip the road. Hydroplaning occurs when the road is wet and the vehicle loses contact with the road and the vehicle is lifted off of the road. The type of tire on the vehicle can also affect the performance of the car. The most common tires are all season tires, which mean if the tires are in good condition they perform adequately during any season. However, living in New York means there is a drastic change in the weather, so it is usually recommended that snow tires be installed on the vehicle during the winter months.
Snow tires have deeper grooves, which provide better traction on wet, slick roads. Some snow tires may have metal studs, which greatly improve the traction on ice covered roads. If you opt to have snow tires installed on the vehicle, it is important that you replace them with all-season tires during the months that have hot weather. High performance tires are typically not used on an average car, because they are made with a softer rubber, which is necessary for high speed driving, such as a car used for professional racing.