studded tiresCanada definitely gets their share of inclement weather.  So, if you are driving on the roadways in the winter months, or sometimes even other months of the year further North, then you will need to be aware of the best tires for your GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay.  “Driving in winter can be downright scary. Is your vehicle capable of handling ice, slush, and snow? The best way to be prepared for unpredictable winter roads is to install winter tires (also known as snow tires) on your vehicle.”  Choosing the right winter tires for your new and used GMC Trucks can be a little tricky just because there are so many choices.  We are here to talk about the decision and, hopefully, give you some new insight to facilitate in making your decision.

You will want to begin with the basics surrounding the tire choices you will be making for you Thunder Bay GMC Trucks.  For starters, there are two main types of winter tires…studded and studless.  The ones with studs used to be the go-to tire for quite some time.  However, there have been significant advancements made in the past when it comes to studless.  “Studded tires were the must-have snow tires for a long time, but advances in rubber compounds and other winter tire technologies have changed the minds of many drivers.”

Studded snow tires actually have metal studs embedded within the tread. These studs are there to dig into the ice when driving your GMC Trucks in Canada.  This, in turn, provides the most in traction.  These tires are actually hard enough to dig into pavement and so will damage roadways when they are driven on iceless roads.  Many states will actually forbid their use during non-winter months in order to protect the roadways.  Also, though effective in the snow, the studded tires we are examining here, will make for a noisy GMC Truck ride as well.  According to Bridgestone Tires, “Studded winter tires are also known to produce a noisy ride.” Stay tuned for more discussion here, where we will cover the studless variety of winter tires for your new and used GMC trucks in Canada.