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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Selecting Tires

Question: I need new tires. How do I know which tires to get? Dillsboro Automotive Answer: Let's look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: FunctionFit, and Value. Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: NC weather conditions, Sylva terrain, Sylva temperatures, etc. Most new family vehicles in NC come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most NC road conditions – but they aren't ideal at the extremes. Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on roads, and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as Sylva temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit/7.2 degrees Centigrade. In winter weather, you'll definitely experience better stopping and road-holding characteristics for Sylva vehicles than all-season tires. Dedicated summer tires enhance w ... read more


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