Winter Tires Near Boston MA


Winter Tires - Increase Safety, Improve Handling & Performance

I. Increased Safety

According to numerous studies, winter tires reduce stopping distance by up to 25% or two to three car lengths.

II. Increased Control, Traction & Performance

Winter tires provide significant improvement in control traction and performance in winter driving conditions.

III. Winter Tires v. All-Season Tires

All season tires were developed in the early 1980's as a compromise between noisy and low mileage summer and winter tires.

Although most all-season tires have a M+S (mud and snow) rating they do not meet the severe winter service traction standard.

IV. Economic Savings

Winter tires can save drivers money by reducing the risk of costly accidents and collision repair.

V. What is the Difference Between A Winter Tire & Standard Tire?

Different Compounds
Winter tires consist of softer compounds designed to maintain grip and malleability at lower temperatures. The addition of silica and other additives to the tire tread decreases wear and provides enhanced traction in wet conditions.

Enhanced Treads

Optimized design featuring increased numbers of lateral biting edges. Enhancing siping when cornering. These small slits on the outer edges of the tread squeeze together to form a solid treat and provide improved grip.

Frequently Asked Questions & Objections

1. I don't need to change to Winter Tires if I drive on all-season tires.

Depending on winter weather conditions in your area, Winter Tires can improve the driving experience. Winter Tires are recommended for areas where the temperature is 45 degrees and below the majority of the time. The difference between a winter tire and an all-season tire is the tread design and the rubber compound. When the air gets colder, the rubber on an all-season tire loses its flexibility and decreases tire traction. A Winter Tire provides the added peace of mind that comes from better grip and vehicle control.

2. It's okay to put on only two Winter Tires instead of four, if they are installed on the drive wheels.

Winter Tires should be mounted at all four corners. A good analogy is shoes: If you wear a hiking boot on one foot and a summer sandal on the other, equal traction in snow or slush is not possible. So, be safe and put four Winter Tires on the vehicle.

3. Winter Tires are a lot more expensive than all-season tires.

Winter Tires are about the same price as all-season tires but, in effect, will save you money in the long run since you are not using your all-season tires all year round.

4. Doesn't ABS and traction control eliminate the need for Winter Tires?

ABS and traction control help control the vehicle, but?ABS will help you keep from locking up the brakes, but you will decrease the braking distance if you have Winter Tires. It also will not optimize lateral traction to help you turn. Traction control is like AWD, it gets you going, but does not help with stopping or turning.

5. Why do I need to think about purchasing Winter Tires so early?

Tire manufacturers produce a limited amount of Winter Tires per year. Selection and availability is better earlier in the season.

Feel free to browse around, and if you have any questions about our tire products or services, please contact our Boston Tire Store today! At Muzi Ford Boston, we're here to provide you with the quality service you should expect from a Massachusetts tire dealer! You can also send an email to with your tire size or year and make of your Volvo to receive a free price quote on tires.


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