When the temperature drops below 7°C you are safer driving on winter tires
Although it’s the treads that you notice, the most important part of a winter tire is actually its rubber compound, which is designed to stay soft in freezing temperatures. Like a gecko climbing a sheet of glass, a tire sticks to the road by conforming to minute imperfections. The soft rubber treads of a winter tire are able to splay and wrap themselves around minute protrusions on cold pavement, or even on what may appear to be perfectly smooth ice. Summer tires, which are designed to operate in warm temperatures, harden as the temperature falls. All-seasons, which must be designed for year-round use, cannot match winter tires in low temperatures.
Richmond Subaru now offers convenient, low cost tire storage. Store your seasonal tires in our insured and secured tire storage warehouse. Each tire is measured, recorded, tagged and shipped to our tire storage warehouse facility. When you wish to retrieve your tires from storage, simply notify our Service Department. Within 2 days, your tires will be ready for installation by our Factory Trained Technicians. Safe, simple and convenient.