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Reminder: when is it better to switch to winter tires

Having proper tires on your car is vitally important for any season, as they ensure an optimal performance of your vehicle in certain driving conditions. Even if you don't see snow and ice on the road in your town, it is still better to switch to winter tires. Summer or even all-season tires start to harden when it's cold, which results in a worse traction. Winter tires on the other hand utilize different components that allow resin to remain soft even when the temperature drops down. It is recommended to switch to winter tires when the average temperature drops below 40F degrees (or 7 C).

Of course winter tires also have a special thread that ensures a good grip in the snow, which is vitally important in a sudden snow storm.

How to choose winter tires?

- If you use the same rims, simply order the same tire size as your summer tires. From time to time drivers choose tires with a taller profile and smaller tire width to get a slightly better grip on the ice or on the snow.

Disadvantages of having a single set of wheels is that you have to remount the tires and TPMS twice a year + salt, moisture and low temperatures can damage a vulnerable finish of your rims, especially the chrome.

Alternative way is to get a winter set of Tires+Rims - this way you don't have to remount the tires, and keep them in a good condition for an extended period of time. Custom wheels with polished or chrome finish can be safely stored for the winter.

Choose winter tires for your Chevy Impala by size or by year/make/model on CARiD:

Check out our tech articles about how to choose tires properly:

Replacing Your Original Factory Tires 101

New TPMS Sensors | The Best Choice With Your New Wheels & Tires

Let me know if any additional questions appear!

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