When to Put on Winter Tires

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class In Snow

 

As the weather gets colder and you begin planning your holiday festivities, it’s also important to prepare for the winter slow down on the roads around Everett. Washington is no stranger to precipitation, so as the snow and ice come, the team in the Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood service center has your winter tire tips for the season. Make sure you’re ready by knowing when to put on your winter tires, and how to decide between winter tires vs. all season tires.

 

 

When to Install Winter Tires

Freezing temperatures and snowfall mean unpredictable roads around Edmonds, so Washington DOT authorizes the use of studded tires from November 1 through March 31, although the end date can be extended depending on weather conditions. Here are some other details to keep in mind about winter tires in the state:

  • Driving with studded tires outside of the November to March timeline results in a fine of $136.
  • Be aware of road conditions before leaving the house as some areas require traction tires or tire chains.
  • Ensure your vehicle and tires are in good condition be heading out in inclement weather.

Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Seasoned Bothell drivers may be used to driving in year-round rain that the Pacific Northwest is known for, but all-season tires and winter tires give you the confidence needed to handle the challenging road conditions. If you’re comparing winter tires vs. all-season tires for your winter commute only one is enough to handle Washington winters.

All-season tires are meant to be the balance between summer and winter tires to provide versatile performance in a variety of conditions including wet roads and light winter driving. That means when the roads become more extreme with snow and ice, all-season tires don’t provide the grip needed to maintain control. When it’s time to face the harsh months, the best tires around Lynnwood would be:

  • Studded Tires: These tires are only authorized during winter as they can cause significant damage to the road in calmer weather conditions. They work to give you traction on icy roads and allow you to safely travel to your destination.
  • Non-studded tires: Non-studded winter tires provide a comparable amount of traction without significant damage to the road.

Visit the team in our tire center to find the right winter tire for your Mercedes-Benz.

Schedule Your Tire Service with Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood!

Make it through the winter season by installing your Mercedes-Benz winter tires and making sure you’re up-to-date on your service. Schedule your service and save on your next visit with our available service specials. If you have any questions on how to prepare for Everett-area winters, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

 

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