Allen Tire Inc. Blog

Selecting the Right Tires

Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: FunctionFit, and Value.
Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: VA weather conditions, Glen Allen terrain, Richmond temperatures, etc.

Most new family vehicles in VA come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most VA road conditions – but they aren’t ideal at the extremes.

Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on highways and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as Richmond temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and road-holding characteristics for Richmond d ...
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