The different tire changes you might experience

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There are a few reasons why you should change your tires. It is either because the winter season is approaching, or you will need to change from all-season tires to winter tires. It can also be because you have noticed that the current tires are worn out and need a new set of tires. These are the most common planned occasions, you might end up having tire-related problems that will force you to change your tires, but this isn’t something that you plan.

The most frequent tire change is the seasonal change of tires, as that is done twice per year. Since it is important that this change is done before the winter weather arrives, it does require some planning. Unplanned changes tend to be done desperately and too late. If snow arrives before you change your tires, you are in serious problems, especially if you really need the car that day. This is why you should plan and anticipate the timing for when to change the tires. Since winter tires outperform all-season tires in cold temperatures, you should look for dropping temperatures, which is easier to predict and follow than when the snow actually arrives.

Depending on exactly where you live, the timing of the cold weather will vary. The further north you live, the earlier the cold weather will arrive, and the further south it will arrive a bit later, but for certain is that it will arrive. You know the change will most probably be in either October or November. You can already plan it well in advance as driving with winter tires before the snow is not dangerous, while it is dangerous to drive with all-season tires when you have winter weather.

You also have the change for worn-out tires. Tires need to be changed when they reach recommended minimum tread level.  When this happens, the worn-out tires need to be changed. To achieve this, you will need to monitor the tread depth, and based on how it has progressed over time, you can plan when it will reach the 5/32-inch level and plan and schedule a change of tires. Sometimes it will coincide with a seasonal tire change, but sometimes it can be dangerous to wait for it, whereas you are better off just changing the tires before this seasonal change occurs. Proper tire rotation ensures that you can change all four tires simultaneously, which gives you the best driving properties.

The tire rotation will even out differences in wear between the front set of tires and the rear, so that you will have similar grip on all four tire positions. When you only purchase two tires, you will have a big difference in grip between the different tires and therefore your vehicle won’t be as balanced, and your control won’t be the same. If you change all four tires you will have a more balanced ride and much better control over your vehicle.

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