If your area only sees a few light snows each year, then all-season tires are probably the way to go. But if you regularly drive in cold and/or snowy conditions during winter months winter tires are a smart investment.What are the advantages of Winter Snow Tires
Why do I need to buy winter tires in a full set?
You’ll notice that Pep Boys does not sell snow tires in less than a complete set. The reason for this is that winter tires provide optimal traction in adverse winter conditions the likes of which cannot be replicated by normal all-season tires. It is assumed by many that simply putting two winter tires on the drive axle of a vehicle will deliver the traction and safety needed in winter driving. This is NOT the case. The two winter snow tires would provide unequal grip compared to the non-winter tires. For example, if winter tires were installed on the front axle of a front wheel drive vehicle, the rear of the vehicle could lose traction much sooner in an abrupt turning situation causing oversteer. This could result in a spin out. Pep Boys’ concern for safety dictates that we sell winter tires only in a full set.
Note: Remember to change back to your all-season or summer tires when snow and ice come to an end. Using your winter tires in warm, dry conditions can wear them out prematurely.