Sam Abuelsamid... when the rubber hits the road

Episode 1633 (19:56)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo to talk about tires. Having tires in good condition is crucially vital to traction and braking. Regularly check your tire pressure and tread depth. As we move into the fall, the weather starts to become colder, and before you know it, you're in Winter weather. So having good tread on your tires is vital for traction. It's also important to consider putting on winter tires or investing in tire chains if you're going to stick with summer or all-season tires.

Winter tires are designed with unique treading to improve the grip on icier roads. Winter tires also use a different recipe of rubber to be more pliable in cold weather. Change over to your winter tires after Thanksgiving, and return to summer tires in March. Some tire stores will also sell you a package for an extra set of wheels when going from winter to summer and back. Some may even store them for a nominal fee.