Do I Need Winter Tires in Oregon?

Winter Tire


Wondering about the need for winter tires in Oregon is pretty natural, considering colder, wetter weather is on its way – especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Staying safe on the roads of Corvallis is paramount during these wet seasons, and ensuring you have the right tires on your vehicle is especially important. So do I need winter tires in Oregon? Keep reading to find out in this guide courtesy of the team at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. Be sure to contact us online if you have any questions!



What Exactly Are Winter and Snow Tires?

Winter-rated or snow tires are specially engineered and designed to produce optimal traction capabilities on slick and uneven surfaces, such as a snowy or icy road. The deeper, more aggressive treads on winter tires help to better displace water/snow, and are perfect for locking onto the slick road and keeping you safe, in conjunction with safe driving of course. Typically, savvy Roseburg drivers will keep a set of winter tires in their garage to have swapped over when bad weather seasons are looming ahead.

When Are Winter Tires Appropriate?

Do I need winter tires in Oregon? The answer to this question is pretty straightforward, but can also have a couple variables. Generally speaking, winter tires are named for their most appropriate use, winter conditions. That being said, there’s other circumstances where winter tires could be useful – including some offroad conditions and on high elevation mountain roads. Our state has seen some harsh winter conditions recently, so it may very well be that snow tires are a good investment for you. When the temperature hits below low 40s, you will want to install them. Find out more about the best time to install them in our other guide.

All-Season & Winter Tires in Eugene

At Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, just a quick drive from Springfield, we’ve got the experts to find any of the winter tires Oregon drivers will need to stay on track and secure in their vehicles. Visit our online tire center, then contact us and open a dialogue about your winter tire needs today! You can also check our rotating cycle of service specials to save money on other maintenance and repair needs! See how else you can prepare your Mercedes-Benz vehicle for the winter, including building an emergency car kit.


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