Should you buy new tires? It depends on the tread. If tires have below 3/4 tread or fail the "penny test," then you probably need to replace them before they go completely bald and can't grip the road at all. Summer tires, winter tires, and all-season tires have different properties that allow them to work better in different climates and for different purposes.

Summer tires have the best properties for performance in warmer, wet climates. They are made to hug the road with softer rubber than traditional tires. However, summer tires tend to crack and warp in colder climates, so you wouldn't want to use a set of these in frigid, winter temperatures on icy roads. Winter tires are the only tires truly able to handle the cold roads during winter climates.

All-season tires sound like they would last in any condition, but they are not as capable as summer tires for gripping the road in hot climates, and they can't handle extremely icy roads. We can help you find the right tires for your vehicle at Bald Hill Kia. Check out our selection and get the best price in Warwick, RI.

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