Studded or Studless: Which Winter Tire Should You Be Driving On?

Icy, snowy roads can be frightening. Driving on them with all-season tires only makes it worse. Using snow tires during winter is a smart move. But, which style works best for you: studded or studless?

A studded tire has metal studs embedded in the tire tread. These studs grip the icy surface better than normal tire tread. The problem is that these studs also tear up the roads. Many jurisdictions have restricted their use and some have banned them entirely. The better solution is a studless tire.

These tires are made from special rubber formulations that remain flexible in cold temperatures. They also have deeper treads than normal tires. This flexibility and tread design allow them to grip icy, slick roads. If you have a high performance vehicle, you can even get tires designs for winter driving on open roads. Stop by Medford BMW for all your tire needs.


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