Do You Really Need Snow Tires?

When the weather starts to get colder, it’s time to think about repacking your winter survival gear like shovels, blankets, and non-perishable food into your truck cabin. However, there is one overlooked item may make the biggest difference this year: snow tires.

Why Snow Tires?

Driving in the winter is all about traction and many drivers fall prey to over-confidence. The thinking is typically that since they have a four-wheel-drive pickup, they are covered from calamity when the snow and ice hit. This is simply not accurate.

While four-wheel-drive and limited-slip differentials are helpful for accelerating and managing power sent to the wheels, they don’t provide all the traction you need when turning or stopping. This is why you quite often see vehicles in the ditch; these drivers got the false sense of security when driving off, yet they simply didn’t have the traction when they turned.

Simply put, if

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