Stay Safe and In Control with
Winter Tires for your Volvo

As the temperatures cool and the threat of winter weather descends, it's important to make sure your Volvo has the right tires for coping with the upcoming winter season. Having a good set of winter tires offers superior traction and helps make your Volvo as safe as it can be, even when the roads are less than ideal.

Why Winter Tires?

You might be wondering why or how winter tires make a difference when it comes to the handling of snowy or icy roads. Simply put, all-season tires may offer some level of traction in inclement winter weather, but their all-around nature means that they are compromised when deep snow, ice, or extreme cold descend.

Winter tires are specially designed to help your Volvo bite into slippery surfaces and give you grip in the most adverse conditions. Special tread blocks and directional sipes provide superior grabbing power on snow and ice to give you the traction you need to feel confident in winter weather.

Furthermore, winter tires are usually made of softer rubber than summer or all-season tires, so they offer superior grip at lower temperatures.

Proper Tire Care

To get the most out of your winter tires, there are a few simple steps you can take. First, make sure your Volvo has a properly aligned suspension. A suspension that is out of alignment can cause premature or uneven tire wear and drastically shorten the life of the set.

Secondly, always ensure you are maintaining proper tire pressure in all four tires. Over- or under-inflated tires can also cause rapid or uneven wear, and will also result in unpredictable handling.

Finally, when the temperatures begin to rise and the threat of winter weather fades, be ready to switch your winter tires out for set of summer or all-season tires. Your winter tires will wear quickly on warm, dry roads, and you won't be able to keep them for multiple seasons.

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Empire Volvo Cars Smithtown

633 Middle Country Rd
Directions St. James, NY 11780

  • Sales: 631-352-0110
  • Service: 631-352-0112
  • Parts: 631-352-0112

Hours

  • Monday Closed In Observance of Independence Day
  • Tuesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday Closed In Observance of Independence Day
  • Tuesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday 7:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday 7:30AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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  1. Empire Volvo Cars Smithtown

    633 Middle Country Rd
    St. James, NY 11780

    • Sales: 631-352-0110
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