Do You Really Need Those Winter Tires?

Would you wear sandals in the winter?

Sure, if you live in some warm weather locale. But here in New England?  Of course you wouldn't. Our frigid and snowy winters require us to purchase snow boots and other cold weather accessories. So if you're outfitting yourself in winter footwear, why are you forgoing winter tires for your Mercedes-Benz?

I know what you're thinking, you have a 4MATIC Mercedes and you believe you're equipped to handle the rough winter roads and all that Mother Nature will throw at you. Or you might have all season tires and think it's all systems go and bring on the snow!

Not true. And here's why...

 

All season tires are built to handle a variety of road conditions but not harsh winter weather. They provide only minimal traction and much shorter braking distances. Winter tires are built specifically to perform in winter conditions like cold temperatures, icy roads, slush, and snow. With winter tires you can feel the difference in acceleration, braking, and handling. They offer better traction that all season tires simply cannot compete with.

The tread compound of all season tires can harden in low temperatures, so there's less traction between the road and your tires. A winter tire's tread is made of a much softer compound, so it remains pliable well below the freezing mark, which helps you maintain control even in hazardous driving conditions.

So, do you still feel you're ready for winter without winter tires?

Contact us now and let our technicians recommend the best tires for your Mercedes that will deliver the safest driving performance. Pre-order now before the rush and we will hold your tires until you are ready for installation! View recommended tires for your vehicle here.

Here are a few tips to help you through the winter:
  • While winter tires are an essential part of your vehicle in the cold weather, don't try to get by with only two winter tires. It is strongly recommended you purchase four winter tires to ensure even wear and optimum performance and safety.
  • Winter tires should not be used year round as they will wear out faster in the summer; you should always return to all season tires in the spring and summer.
  • Let our certified and experienced technicians assist you with the recommended tires for your Mercedes and provide you with a safe and comfortable ride in the harsh winter road conditions. Beat the rush and contact us now while your tires are still in stock!
  • In the unfortunate event your vehicle is involved in a collision, our Certified Collision Center is able to expertly and efficiently assist you with the highest quality of service.
  • Please remember to drive safely at all times!

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