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When to Put on Winter Tires

Snow Tire


Idaho winters, right? Sure, they may be bitterly cold and snowy, but there’s nowhere quite like Idaho. One hot tip that Pocatello drivers count on all the time is using winter tires, but do you know when to use winter tires? What are winter tires, even? They’re a special kind of tire that you wear in the winter months to make sure that you get better traction in cold weather. Some people say to put them on at a certain date or in bad conditions, but we actually have a temperature based way of thinking about it. Keep on reading to learn more! And if you need help putting them on, schedule service with us today!



The 45 Degree Rule

A lot of people will throw out dates for when Ammon motorists should put on their winter tires. Some people say Thanksgiving, some people say the first week of November, others have other dates of their own. We take a different approach, one based on temperature. Once the thermometer gets down to 45 degrees as the daily high, it’s time to put on the winter tires.

Why’s this? Because when you have all-season tires on in cold weather, the different composition of the rubber makes it more difficult to get proper traction. In fact, you face significant reductions in traction on Rexburg roads regardless of how wet they are! Thankfully, the special composition of winter tires allows you to keep proper traction no matter what life throws at you in Idaho. And thankfully, Ron Sayer Nissan can get those winter tires put on your car no problem with our service team.

Ron Sayer Nissan: Your Tire Experts

Tires are something you should be taking seriously! The right choice of tires could be the difference between a full stop that gets you to 0 safely and a dangerous crash. The safety of you and your passengers is not to be messed with, and thankfully, Ron Sayer Nissan has tires for every type of road condition. Winter tires? We’ve got them. All-season tires? We’ve got those too! Special tires for off-roading? We’ve got a broad selection ready for you to investigate. If it’s time for new tires, contact us today. We’d be happy to have you.


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