At Subaru of Loveland in Loveland, CO, a common question that often crops up is whether or not winter tires that were placed on a Subaru can be driven in the summer.

When answering this question, it is key to realize that when you purchase a set of winter tires, you aren't acquiring tires that were designed to withstand the temperatures and elements that accompany every season. Yes, winter tires do handle excellently in snow and icy conditions, however, to ride them in any other season, although convenient, may not be such a good idea.

So, what exactly can happen if you don't get around to getting your traditional tires put back on your Subaru motor vehicle? Consider the following:

  • 1. It'll Cost You Money in the Long Run: When all is said and done, if you've spent the money to acquire a new set of winter tires, you're going to want those tires to last. By swapping out your set of winter tires at the right times each year, you extend the life of both your winter and all-season set, saving you more money in the end.
  • 2. It's a Hassle-Free Job: Swapping out tires is an easy job for your mechanic to perform, and you'll likely be in and out in no time.
  • 3. Wear and Tear: Winter tires are made for colder temperatures, usually 45 degrees Fahrenheit and below. If you choose to ride your winter tires in the summer, however, your tires will wear out quickly and more easily in hotter temperatures, meaning you will likely lose the traction you need from your tires before winter arrives.
  • 4. Handling Issues: Lastly, if you drive winter tires year-round, you will likely run into issues with handling. The tires won't be as able to handle tight turns, acceleration, and hard braking as would an all-season tire in hotter temperatures.

Visit Subaru of Loveland Today!

At Subaru of Loveland, we offer Subaru wheel replacement services to help get your tires road-ready for any type of weather. Call us or stop by today for more information regarding our services.

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