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Winter has already landed a few strikes here in Vermont, but you can give your Subaru the extra edge it needs to get through this season's toughest obstacles when you buy winter tires from Saint J Subaru. Winter tires are crafted differently from other types of tires, making them better suited to handling ice and snow and giving you better control when road conditions present slippery challenges.

How Are Winter Tires Different?

Two primary characteristics separate winter tires from your summer or all-season tires: rubber compound and tread.

Winter tires are made of a softer type of rubber that does a better job of hugging the road and finding traction in cold weather, granting your car better handling on ice, snow, and even cold bare pavement. Because they are softer and more flexible, winter tires react differently to low temperatures and work better when the weather turns frigid. Of course, the trade-off is that softer tires will wear down fast in warmer months, so be sure to switch back when winter ends.

You'll also notice wider, deeper tread patterns on winter tires. These unique tread patterns are designed specifically to power through snow, ice, and slush and gain traction better than non-winter tire varieties. You can take advantage of these and get through road conditions that might otherwise leave you stuck or sliding around.

Where Can You Get Winter Tires and Tire Service?

If you need a new set of tires, winter or otherwise, you can rely on us to help you find the right fit for your vehicle. We can even supply tire services like tire rotations, tire balancing, and wheel alignments. Contact us today to learn more!

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