As we get closer to winter around Somersworth, NH, many drivers decide whether to install winter tires on their vehicles. Winter tires provide additional levels when traveling over heavy snow and mixed conditions. However, once the snow melts in the spring and summer, your winter tires are no longer useful, with the roads now dry and ready for regular all-season tires.

To help with your decision, we would like to share the pros and cons of installing winter tires on your vehicle. If you have any questions about tires or service, contact our team or consult one of our how-to videos for more information.

Pros and Cons of Winter Tires


Among the pros of winter tires, you receive improved grip when going over snow and ice, thanks to deeper grooves and large tread blocks. Further, the tires offer increased braking power in adverse conditions, with the tires biting into the surface better. With the winter tires installed, you can store your normal tires for better longevity.


While there are several pros with winter tires, there are several cons. For one, the tires offer less handling since they are designed to operate at lower speeds. In addition, their softer compound means they'll down faster once the snow melts, causing damage. You should also run winter tires on a normal asphalt road. The deeper tread digs into the road, causing damage to both the road and the tire.

Schedule Your Winter Tire Service Today

If you decide you need winter tires, feel free to contact our team to schedule a time to bring your vehicle, where our dedicated service team will install winter tires on your Subaru vehicle. You can also take advantage of our service specials.

Our dealership looks forward to working with you soon.

Categories: Service