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Do You Need Snow Tires? Can They Keep You Safe?

If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio, you know that winter weather can bring all sorts of challenges to the local roadways. When the snow begins to fall, it’s never easy to make it from point A to point B.

Fortunately, there are things you can do, such as using snow tires, to relieve some stress associated with wintertime driving.

Here are some points to consider when deciding if you need snow tires:

  • Your schedule: If you absolutely need to hit the road, regardless of the weather conditions, snow tires can give you peace of mind. However, if you can avoid driving in inclement weather, this may be overkill.
  • The type of vehicle: More specifically, if your vehicle is front-wheel, all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. All-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles are more capable of tackling snowy terrain. Conversely, rear-wheel drive vehicles are the most difficult to control in bad weather.
  • Your skill level: Some people are more skilled than others at driving in snowy conditions. If you’re not confident in your ability to stay safe, you want every advantage you can get.

You are not required to use snow tires during the winter months, but it may be something to consider if you’re seeking a bit of extra help in inclement weather.

While you take steps to maintain a high level of safety, don’t assume that all other drivers will do the same. In fact, some people don’t even change their driving style when the snow begins to fall.

If another driver’s negligence causes an accident, call 911 for help, receive medical treatment and find out how you can hold the person responsible for your injuries and damages.