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All Season vs. Winter Tires: Which One is Right For Your Vehicle?

With winter upon us, you may be wondering which type of tires is right for you. Most likely, you are struggling to decide between all season or winter tires. The team at Orinda Motors is here to help. After reading this, we hope you will be able to decide between all-season and winter tires.


Winter roads are dangerous, to say the least. You can experience black ice and heavy snowfall all in one trip. As you can imagine, ensuring your vehicle is outfitted with the right tire is essential. Winter tires are armored with certain weapons against wintry roads, including:


  • Flexible tread rubber, which is designed to allow your vehicle to grip the road better.

  • Thicker tread depths, which reduce the buildup of snow in your tires.

  • Biting edges, similar to small slits, which provide traction when driving on the ice.

When your car leaves the factory, it is typically outfitted with all season tires. All season tires are both durable and versatile. You can drive in several weather conditions, including rain and light snow fall. All season tires are perfect for drivers who live in mild climates, without bouts of extreme heat or snow.

Which tires are right for you? Seeing as we live in beautiful Orinda, CA, we doubt you would need winter tires unless you are planning on visiting the snow on a regular basis. If you are planning on driving on icy roads in heavy snowfall on a routine, we would recommend winter tires. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to ask us. Orinda Motors, including our Express Oil Change and Oil Center, is happy to find a tire specific to fit your vehicle and your lifestyle. To schedule an appointment, call us at (925) 241-5759.



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