With all the winter weather that we have been experiencing lately in the Newington, CT area, you might be wondering if there is a way to improve your driving experience. After all, nobody likes sliding all over the road in their Honda vehicle. Here at the Honda service center at Schaller Honda, we have just the solution for you: winter tires. Getting winter tires installed by one of our expert mechanics can greatly enhance your safety and performance when you’re driving on slick winter roads.

Many drivers assume that regular all-season tires are adequate for year-round driving, and while that may be the case in some parts of the country, it is certainly not true in New England. Winter tires have a huge advantage over other types of tires because they employ superior tread patterns that are designed for extra traction on snow and ice. They often use soft rubber compounds to enhance grip on slick roads. While winter tires are often referred to as snow tires, they are not just for snow and will improve safety and driving performance in all winter conditions.

Now, a common misconception is that all-wheel-drive vehicles like the 2020 Honda CR-V do not require winter tires because all-wheel-drive takes care of winter driving. While it is certainly beneficial to have AWD in winter conditions, these systems won’t do anything to help you stop on icy roads. Stopping power on slippery surfaces is almost entirely due to the traction provided by your tires, not the all-wheel-drive system.

The Honda service center at Schaller Honda has a team of professional technicians ready to help you pick out and install your winter tires. We look forward to meeting you.