The tire specialists at the New Cumberland Meineke on Pleasant View Road will help you choose the right tire for the weather, your car and your driving needs.

Forecasters have some bad news for the folks who don't like cold weather. For the next 10 days, you can expect overnight temperatures to hover near freezing and, on several nights, drop into the 20s while daytime temperatures hit the mid- to high 40s. It's true, winter is knocking at the door.

That "knocking" is a reminder to get your car ready for cold weather and to trade your all-weather tires for winter, or snow, tires if you're going to do so.

You may be hesitant about changing tires because you're not sure it's worth the effort, What's the difference, you may wonder. explains: "There are three primary tire categories to choose from: summer, winter, and all-season. Each differs with respect to rubber composition as well as tread depth and pattern. Selecting the correct tire for your vehicle will have implications on performance (braking and cornering), safety, and ride comfort.

"Briefly, these are the characteristics of each type of tire:

"Summer tires: Designed for maximum grip and handling when road conditions are dry and overall temperatures are relatively warm.

"Winter tires: Intended for use in cold weather conditions such as snow, ice, and slush.

"All-season tires: Possess attributes of both summer and winter tires and perform well in rainy conditions. They are a versatile choice for warm and cool climates, but not ideal for extreme conditions in either direction." adds, "Winter tires are designed to be sure-footed in snow, ice, and slush. They are appropriate for temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Of the three tire types, winter tires offer the softest, most comfortable overall ride feel for occupants, but their tread pattern can produce extra road noise on dry pavement.

"Compared to the summer tire, the tread pattern of the winter tire looks much more intricate. Winter tires have deep grooves for holding compacted snow, which improves grip by creating snow-on-snow traction. Expectedly, the braking distance for winter tires on snow is much shorter than other tire types. Also, winter tires have tiny zig-zag slits – called sipes – all over the inner section of the tread pattern to help create a biting edge for traction in different directions."

If you're still not sure what to do or which tire is best for you, it's time to talk a New Cumberland tire pro. You can find a trusted New Cumberland tire technician at the Meineke Car Care Center on Pleasant View in New Cumberland.

If the New Cumberland Meineke is inconvenient, then you can easily consult one of our other 12 Meineke service centers in south central Pennsylvania:

  • 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

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