Winter tires season: what you should know about winter tires. The best time to swap summer tires to winter tires is in the autumn season when temperatures fall below 45 degrees Fahrenheit on a more regular basis before snow begins to fall. Since it’s almost winter tire season, be sure your shop is educated and able to make the right recommendations when selling winter tires, wheel sets and TPMS sensors. Let’s first go over the three main types of tires for light passenger vehicles: summer, all-season, and winter tires. It is highly recommended that drivers living in regions with cold, snowy winters purchase a set of winter tires. Winter tires are designed for cold weather, snow, sleet and icy winter conditions. With vigorous tread patterns and deep grooves in the tread. They provide excellent traction in cold temperatures. They are distinguished with a mud and snow symbol, and an “Alpine Snowflake” symbol. Summer tires are designed for warm weather conditions and provide excellent traction and grip in wet conditions. With its soft rubber compound and wide shallow tread depth. However, summer tires are not recommended for winter weather conditions as they provide little to no traction in snow and icy conditions. All-season tires are designed for a variety of warm and cold weather conditions, but doesn’t specialize in cold temperatures or warm temperatures. All-season tires provide moderate traction in snow and icy conditions and is recommended to use in regions with mild to warm weather. If you live in an area where winter temperatures fall below 45 degrees Fahrenheit on a regular basis with significant snow, slush, or ice, be sure to recommend an investment in a set of four winter tires. Next week, we will go over which type of TPMS sensors to recommend for the winter season for ultimate vehicle performance and safety. Thanks for watching! For more information about ATEQ TPMS tool solutions, Please visit us at ateq-tpms.com.