Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Winter is near and Discount Tire, America’s largest tire and wheel retailer, is helping Michiganders get ready for winter driving by offering a weekly online sweepstakes for a chance to win free winter tires.
One winner will be selected every week through December 9th. Winners will receive a free set of four winter tires including installation and taxes (valued up to $1,000). Valid for residents of Michigan only, entrants can register to win at Discount Tire’s “Get Traction” sweepstakes page at http://www.discounttire.com/GetTraction.html.
Tire safety in cold weather is something every motorist should be familiar with. One of the most effective ways to keep your family safe on Michigan’s winter roads is to switch to tires specifically designed for cold weather driving.
Discount Tire advises motorists to replace all four of their tires with winter season tires if they know they will encounter snow, ice and wet roads during the winter months. It’s best to use winter tires if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions and temperatures that are below 45 degrees on a consistent basis.
The superior traction that winter tires deliver can be as much as 25 to 50 percent more than all-season tires in cold temperatures. This traction advantage can provide the margin of safety you need to stop in time or avoid trouble on those winter roads.
Relying on all-season tires to do the work of winter tires can be a safety risk. All-season tires, commonly used during warmer months, contain a rubber compound that hardens when temperatures dip below 45 degrees. The result is a decrease in road traction. These tires also tend to collect winter road debris like snow and ice that can impact the vehicle’s traction and performance on wintry roads.
Winter tires are made with higher silica content which allows them to stay flexible and grip the highway even in freezing temperatures. Their tread block designs also include thousands of very small slits – known as sipes – to provide extra biting edges for improved winter road traction.
Discount Tire was founded in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1960 and proudly serves customers with 56 stores conveniently located throughout the state. To learn more about winter tire safety or to find a local Discount Tire store, visit http://www.discounttire.com.
Discount Tire/America’s Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is America’s largest tire and wheel retailer. The company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and America’s Tire in Oregon, and parts of Washington and California. The company currently operates more than 800 stores across the country. In 2010, the company marked its 50th year serving customers as their trusted tire retailer in local markets across the U.S. Discount Tire/America’s Tire also sponsors NASCAR Nationwide Series, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Formula D, Global RallyCross Championship and LOORRS racing. News, driver appearances, show car schedules and racing schedules can be found at discounttiremotorsports.com or americastiremotorsports.com. For more information about Discount Tire/America's Tire visit discounttire.com or americastire.com.