Picking the Right Tire

Purchasing the perfect tire for your vehicle can be a hassle. That's why Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram decided to make this quick reference to help you make the correct decision. So, here are your options.

Three Main Types of Tires.
  • Summer Tires
  • Winter Tires
  • All-Season Tires
Each tire is designed for a different purpose and offers pros and cons during each season. Here is a short summary of the benefits each kind of tire has.

Summer Tires

As the name suggests, these tires are best for hot places. The tire itself is designed for optimum traction and control in hot and rainy road conditions. The tread pattern on these tires is excellent at dispersing water which fights hydroplaning.

Winter Tires

You guessed it -- these tires perform better in winter conditions. A winter tire stays softer at temperatures below freezing, which increases traction in snow and ice. These tires also help you brake, turn, and handle hills in snowy conditions. If you primarily drive in Texas, it is unlikely you will need snow tires, but you may want a set if you travel north for the holidays.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are a compromise between summer and winter tires and can be kept on all year long. There are two separate kinds of all-season tires; touring and passenger. Touring tires are quieter and offer greater handling while passenger tires last longer and ride smoother. Although all-season tires are convenient, they lack in performance over tires specifically designed for the specific season.

In Conclusion

It's up to you to decide what tire will work best in your situation, but we hope this helps. If you have any questions or would like to pick up some new tires, please, contact the experts at Bonham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
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