It gets very snowy this time of year here in Barrington, IL. Whether you’re driving a RAM 1500 or a Jeep Grand Cherokee, you need the right tires to stay safe. On very snowy days, you may need more than your average snow tire to feel safe.

Some winter tires come with studs on them for added traction. Some don’t, and drivers may want to add chains instead. There’s a lot of debate about which is better, so Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here to add some insight as your local Chrysler dealer.

Studded Tires

Studded tires are a particular type of winter tire that have studs on them for extra grip; they’re kind of like cleats that a soccer player would wear. The great thing about studded tires is that the studs don’t come off, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off on the road. However, if the snow lightens up, you’re going to be left with tires that are difficult to drive on.

Tire Chains

Tire chains make a great option for occasional or last-minute driving in heavy snow. They get the job done, and they’re a temporary fix. They’re best for situations where you only need to drive in heavy snow occasionally, as they can be removed when they’re not being used. They’re also much cheaper than buying studded tires.

Finding the Right Tires

Tires are an essential investment for drivers to make, especially during winter time. If you own a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle and need new tires this winter, we’d be happy to help. Our car service center in Barrington, IL offers plenty of options.

Every driver is different, and that’s why you need the right tires to suit your lifestyle. Come see us today for tires that will last years to come!