When To Put on Winter Tires In Oregon

Winter tire wheels using 4WD


The most wonderful time of the year is approaching! The holidays are a great time for festivities, family bonding, and travel. However, this can be slowed down if your new vehicle is not prepared for winter weather. No worries! The Mercedes-Benz of Eugene service team has provided you with a simple guide on when to put on winter tires in Oregon. Oregon is known for its precipitation and wintertime is no different. Follow the guide below to make sure your car is in the best condition for those fun Eugene holiday adventures!



What Types of Tires are The Best for Oregon Weather?

Oregon and the whole Pacific Northwest is known for its year-round rain. Many commuters use all-season tires as they can withstand the rainy conditions that come with being a Springfield driver. However, as the climate starts to cool down, these tires can prove disastrous for icy roads, as well as for driving in the snow, so you will definitely need winter tires in Oregon. The best tires for Oregon Winter would be:

  • Studded Tires: These tires are engineered to prove maximum traction on icy roads. Studded tires work well on icy roads but do not work well during heavy rain. These tires should only be used for inclement weather as they cause significant damage to the pavement when used in other weather conditions.
  • Non-studded tires: Non-studded tires provide a comparable amount of traction without significant damage to the road.

Work with our tire center to get proper winter tires for your Mercedes-Benz model.

When Should I Have Winter Tires Installed?

It is recommended that winter tires be used when temperatures start to reach below 45 degrees. In Oregon, the winter lasts a significant amount of time compared to other parts of the country, so the Oregon DOT recommends that you have winter tires installed from November until March. Here are some details to keep in mind before doing so:

  • Driving with studded tires before November 1 in Oregon is liable for a $200 fine.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good condition before driving in inclement Roseburg weather.

While keeping in mind when you should have your winter tires installed, you should also remember to keep a winter emergency car kit in your Mercedes-Benz during that time as well.

Visit Mercedes-Benz of Eugene for Your Service Needs!

Now that you have learned when to put on winter tires in Oregon, stop by our dealership near Corvallis for all your tire and service needs. Our service staff is here to help with all inquiries. Contact us for more information!


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