Service Tip: Winter Tires vs All-Season

October 29th, 2018 by

During Chicago’s white winters, it pays to have a good set of winter tires

Snow tires can be rough on asphalt and tend to stifle handling, but they aren’t meant to boost the performance of your vehicle; they’re meant to keep you safe in icy driving conditions. Make “install winter tires” part of your winter vehicle checklist, and you’re sure to benefit from the following:

  • Stronger road grip in snowy conditions
  • Reliable braking
  • Greater tire replacement and service savings down the road

Winter Tires vs. All-Season
So, what separates winter tires from all season? All-season tires are designed for a composed ride and fuel-efficiency, which but do best in spring and summer.

Winter tires, however, are intended primarily for snowy weather, and include these unique qualities:

  • Rigid yet flexible tread rubber for better traction
  • Deep tread depths to prevent snow accumulation
  • More biting edges for improved grip in icy conditions

Start Preparing for Winter Today!
Get your Mercedes-Benz vehicle fitted for snow tires or summer tires at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near Evanston. We offer quality tires from top brands like Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, and Bridgestone, plus we price match any competitors on tires of the same SKU number. We bring you friendly service, tire warranty coverage, and a revolving door of new service specials! If you have questions, contact us online or by phone at (312) 628-4500.