If you're wondering what the best tire is for snowy winter driving, talk with the York tire specialists at the South Queen Street Meineke.

No doubts about it - winter weather has arrived with the possibility of snow in central Pennsylvania today. If you haven't decided whether to change your tires from summer or all season to winter or snow tires, now's the time to decide before the roads become slippery and hazardous.

"Any day now, a few million drivers will make their vehicles safer in a way most Americans never consider — by switching to winter tires. It costs money, but less than most people expect, and the difference in steering, accelerating and braking is enough that drivers in many parts of the world wouldn’t consider trusting the same tires on a sunny, 90-degree Fahrenheit day and a damp, 40 degree F one, much less in an actual winter storm," autos.yahoo.com says.

Autos.yahoo.com quotes one expert as saying the "difference a winter tire makes is almost unimaginable," and explains: "'There’s no comparison of braking distance. Not just on ice and snow, but also on wet, cold and slippery surfaces.'

"Part of the difference is obvious: Winter tires, sometimes called snow tires, have different tread patterns. Like an iceberg, though, 90% of the substance is hidden under the surface. Winter tires are made of rubber compounds created to improve traction at low temperatures. The tread’s ability to grip snow or disperse water is almost beside the point."

Autos.yahoo.com notes that "winter tires are mandatory in parts of Europe, recommended throughout Canada and required in Quebec."

If you're still not convinced, or you're simply not sure what's the best winter tire for you, then it's time for you to talk with a knowledgeable, trusted tire technician. You can find a reliable tire specialist at the Meineke Car Center on South Queen Street in York.

If the South Queen Street car service center isn't convenient, you can always go to one of our other 12 car care centers in south central Pennsylvania. All are staffed by knowledgeable tire specialists and all carry every brand, size and type of tire to fit any car or driving style.

  • Meineke Car Care Center - Pleasant View Road
    331 Pleasant View Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Rodney Road
    1775 Rodney Road, York, PA 17408
  • Meineke Car Care Center - South Queen Street
    855 South Queen Street, York, PA 17403
  • Meineke Car Care Center - 2nd Street
    201 N. 2nd Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Baltimore Street
    871 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Pike
    6510 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Street
    1125 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - East Chocolate Ave
    1401 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Gettysburg Road
    2236 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Jonestown Road
    4509 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Manheim Pike
    1220 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Market Street
    2301 E Market Street, York, PA 17402
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Paxton Street
    3098 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111