Seasonal Tires Balance Function and Fuel Efficiency

Where the rubber meets with Vermont road is an all-important juncture. With all that rides upon those four tires and their composite material, it's critical to maintain your tires, and swap out winter tires for summer tires every change of season.

Thankfully, Handy Toyota in St. Albans City is well equipped with dedicated tire tools and a fully stocked quiver of tires for all Toyota SUVs, trucks or cars. So whatever you're running, Handy Toyota is a one-stop location in greater Burlington for all tire needs.

Why Winter Tires?

Also known as snow tires, winter tires are a must for travel anywhere in Vermont during winter. Designed with large gaps in the tread, this increases traction on snow-covered roads and upon black ice. As well, winter tires incorporate metal or ceramic studs that enable added traction opportunities.

Though during the summer-driving season, such studs cause scaling of dry pavement and create dust as a result. Exponential wear is sure to happen, and may compromise the overall integrity of the tire itself.

And in order to qualify as winter tires, strict winter-traction protocols have been met while designed for operation at temperatures below a certain degree threshold.

Summer Tires and Performance

Depending on driving style behind the wheel of your Toyota truck, summer tires are meant to last between 35,000- to 40,000-miles. And with Vermont winters as they are near Essex Junction, temperatures below 40° are likely to cause cracking or creases along the circumference of the tire - where tread meets with sidewall.

Regarding fuel economy, summer tires will offer the most value with less drag associated with winter tire studs and tread depth. Handling is a summer tire design parameter with summer roads free of winter hazards. And proper tire inflation also a factor in realizing the amazing fuel efficiency of your Toyota SUV.

Why Handy Toyota for Seasonal Tire Work?

It will pay dividends when you match your tires to the weather and road conditions. At Handy, we can get you in and out quickly for a seasonal changeover - or while you're in we can perform wheel alignment or other tire-related services.

So, visit our local Burlington service department today and let us perform your seasonal tire changeover!


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Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

         
  

Contact

Handy Toyota

701 Highgate Road
Directions St. Albans, VT 05478

  • Sales: (800) 266-0683
  • Service: (866) 552-1888
  • Parts: (866) 552-1888

Make an Inquiry