Keeping You on the Go with Snow Tires There is no time of year when the shape of your vehicle’s tires is more important than during the winter. At the NYE Automotive Group, we want all of the drivers out there to be as safe as possible on the snow-covered central New York roads. There are plenty of storms still to come this season, meaning there will still be plenty of traveling on those snowy Oneida, N.Y.-area roadways. Sometimes, all that stands between you and a slide into the snow bank — or worse — is the tread of your tires. The big choice this time of year is whether to go with snow tires, or stick to the all-season tires. Snow tires have a special thread that is actually designed to grip the slick surface better for improved traction, as well as to drive moisture from wet surfaces away from the tire. If you are in a heavy snow area, or often travel through them, you’ll likely want to consider the purchase of snow tires. The peace of mind in knowing you’ve done what you can to stay safe out on the road is often worth their price all by itself. Depending on where you live and drive, all-season tires can be suitable for winter driving for most areas in central New York as long as they are in good shape. But bald tires of either kind won’t do you any good getting traction on snow- and ice-covered roads, and will be a safety hazard to boot. All tires need to be replaced when their tread has worn down to a depth of 2/32.” In the winter, however, you will need even more tread, around 6/32″ for the best mobility in snow. We would be happy to check your tires for you, or you can check this yourself with a tape measure or even a penny. If the top of the Lincoln Memorial is covered by the tread, you should be good to face those snowy roads. So if you aren’t getting the traction you want in the snow and it’s time for some new tires, give NYE Automotive a call. We’ll show you the options in both all-season and snow tires and keep you on the road no matter what the central New York weather throws at you this year. The NYE Automotive Group is located at 1479 Genesee St. in Oneida, N.Y. For more info on any of our vehicles and services, call (315) 363-0600 or email email@example.com.