Neither Winter, Nor Winter Tires Last Forever

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How Long Do Winter Tires Last?

One of the goals almost everyone at Davis Chevrolet works toward is ensuring every one of our customers can get the most out of their car, truck or SUV. A significant part of that is ensuring every vehicle we see is appropriately outfitted for the conditions of the current season. From October through March (approximately), that means ensuring your vehicle is riding on a healthy set of snow tires. You may only use winter tires for a few months of the year, but it’s still essential to know how they’re holding up. So, how long do winter tires last? Most experts say three or four seasons. Let’s take a closer look at some helpful information.

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Can You Make Winter Tires Last Longer?

There are a lot of elements that can affect how long a particular set of winter tires can be safely used. Some of the most important factors include:

  • Vehicle type
  • Road conditions
  • Tire maintenance routine
  • Driving style

Additionally, timing plays a significant role in the lifespan of a set of winter tires. Swapping the tires in and out at the correct times will ensure they are used in the conditions they were designed for.

How Should You Store Winter Tires?

When the winter driving season comes to an end, your winter tires need to live somewhere. Simply storing them under a tarp in the backyard isn’t good enough. The ideal storage location should protect the tires from UV light, ozone and other contaminants that can accelerate rubber degradation. Air-tight bags are an available option that will not only protect the tires from the surrounding environment but they can also help make storing the tires a little more manageable. 

Store Tires at Davis Chevrolet

If you find yourself with an intractable storage problem, Davis Chevrolet offers seasonal tire storage options that can really be helpful for people with limited extra space. Keeping your tires at Davis Chevrolet comes with a lot of benefits, including:

  • Freeing up space at home
  • Avoid at-home maintenance headaches
  • Free alignment check during tire-swap appointments
  • Tire pressure sensor checks
  • Next day pick-up and delivery

Tires are such an important automotive topic that everything can’t be covered in a single blog post. If you have questions or concerns about winter tires, seasonal tires or summer tires, make an appointment with a Davis Chevrolet service advisor, today.