Benefits of Winter Tires

We can’t forget the inevitable: Winter is right around the corner – whether we like it or not!

We all know how it can be driving in a snowstorm – the white-knuckle grip on the steering wheel, eyes peeled to the road hoping to avoid an accident. Our Service Department at Vanderstyne Toyota can help minimize that risk and ease your nerves.

Did you know a set of four Toyota-approved winter tires can help you meet the challenges of those snowy, icy, and slushy winter roads?

Compared to all-season tires, winter tires offer a better grip, controlled acceleration, and better stopping power under these conditions – all without compromising dry road handling and performance! The tread design and compounds of winter tires are engineered specifically for cold weather conditions, which provide better traction.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

  • By keeping a flashlight, jumper cables, a snow brush/ice scraper, and blankets in your vehicle, you will be well-prepared for an accident or breakdown.
  • Be sure to keep your gas tank as full as possible. If you do happen to get stranded, your vehicle will be your only source of heat. Having a full fuel tank will keep your vehicle running as long as possible.
  • Do not use cruise control while driving on slippery road surfaces.
  • Allow more space than usual between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
  • Brake gently while on slippery surfaces. If your wheels begin to lock up, slowly ease off the brake pedal.
  • Always keep your exterior lights and windows clean so you can see others and they can see you! Always keep your lights switched to the ‘on’ position.
  • Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper rate. (Stop in any time to have us check and set your tire pressure.)
  • When driving up a hill, use low gears to keep traction.

When it comes to winter driving, it is important to proceed with the utmost caution. If you would like us to perform a pre-winter check on your vehicle, please call us today.

Considering winter tires? Call our Service Department for a winter tire quote today. You may reach us at (585) 225-6600.


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