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Can You Drive on Winter Tires in the Summer?

You might secretly be tempted to put off changing your winter tires for a summer set, but there's actually a valid financial reason not to wait.

Visually, it's easy to see a difference between a summer tire and a winter tire. Winter tires are meant to break through snow drifts with their knobby, angular tread. The grooves allow the snow to bunch up there so the knobs can still make contact with the road. Winter tires are also able to stay flexible in lower temperatures due to their special chemical makeup.

Using these tires on hot pavement will…
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Can You Drive on Winter Tires in the Summer?

You might secretly be tempted to put off changing your winter tires for a summer set, but there's actually a valid financial reason not to wait.

Visually, it's easy to see a difference between a summer tire and a winter tire. Winter tires are meant to break through snow drifts with their knobby, angular tread. The grooves allow the snow to bunch up there so the knobs can still make contact with the road. Winter tires are also able to stay flexible in lower temperatures due to their special chemical makeup.

Using these tires on hot pavement will…
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Car Maintenance: Why Is My Tire Pressure Light On?


If your tire pressure light is coming on, it is no reason to panic. There are many reasons why this light could be coming on. Here are some of the most common reasons:

Cold temperatures

If you start your vehicle on a cold morning, you might notice that your tire pressure light will come on for a brief period of time and then disappear. In this case, it might mean that your tire pressure is slightly low and briefly falls below the threshold to trigger the light in the cold temperatures and then it goes back after the tire heats…
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