Winter is the most critical time of the year to care about the performance of your vehicle’s tires, especially with the harsh conditions we experience in Michigan during the season. Tires are one of the main components of your vehicle that can keep you safe on the icy, snowy roads. Before and during the winter season, it’s important to pay attention to the state of your current tires and to think about investing in winter tires. Read below for more information on winter tire maintenance at Graff Mt. Pleasant to keep yourself and your passengers safe this season!
It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the wear of your vehicle’s tires to ensure your vehicle is prepared to stop on any road, but the type of tire matters, too. All-season tires may not be your safest option for Michigan’s winter weather, but did you know winter tires are specifically designed to not only handle well in snow but also perform just as well in dry, wet, sleet, slush, and icy conditions? Winter tires can increase your safety on slick roads because they include:
Similar to your brakes, your tires are the main vehicle component keeping you from sliding off the road or into an intersection in icy conditions. Winter tires are proven to shorten braking times by 25% compared to all-season tires. If you’re having trouble braking, or even driving in snow and other winter weather conditions, it might be time to invest in winter tires. We understand you may have questions about what tire options are available and which option makes sense for your budget, so please feel free to give us a call with any questions at (989) 773-3937 or (989) 773-3917.
If you’re concerned about the safety or condition of your tires, make sure to have your vehicle inspected by our professional service team! Both of our service centers in Mt. Pleasant are well equipped with an expert team of GM certified technicians who care about your safety and can help you choose the right winter tires, inspect the condition of your current tires, and rotate your tires to encourage even wear. You can conveniently schedule your winter tire service at Graff Mt. Pleasant online, or by giving us a call at our Chevrolet Dealership at (989) 773-3937 or our Buick, GMC, Cadillac Dealership at (989) 773-3917. We proudly serve Mid-Michigan and the Mt. Pleasant area including Clare, Alma, Big Rapids, St. Louis, Ithaca, and Midland. We're looking forward to seeing you at our Dealership Service Centers at 4580 E. Pickard Rd. or 116 N. Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858!