What happens to your all-season tires around 7 degrees Celsius is that the rubber cools and starts to lose its elasticity, causing it to become hard and brittle, increasing stopping distance and making them more likely to crack. Winter tires are made with a rubber compound that retains its elasticity even in cold temperatures. They’re also covered in hundreds of cuts (or sipes) to keep the tire constantly flexing and biting at the road for maximum traction. So why switch to winter tires? Because your vehicle shouldn’t be a toboggan.

Don’t drive a toboggan!! Ask one of our GM certified technicians what the best snow tires are for your vehicle.