Ford Service Center Tips: Choosing the Right Winter Tires for Your Vehicle

November 9th, 2022 by

a silver car drives over a snowy road with thickly treaded tires

Prepare For the Cold and Snowy Weather With New Winter Tires

Every year when the calendar hits the winter months, we start to get more and more customers heading to our Kansas City Ford dealership with questions about winter tires and if they are truly necessary. The answer is a resounding YES!

Most cars come equipped with all-season tires. While these tires offer more versatility and better performance on clear roads, nothing will give you the same capabilities of winter tires when dealing with inclement weather.

Winter tires are designed and manufactured with one goal in mind: to safely tackle weather conditions with finesse and performance. Black ice, heavy snow, ice sheets, and all other winter weather phenomenons stand no chance against high quality winter tires. Due to the heavy nature of Kansas City winter weather, all Kansas City Ford drivers could benefit from winter tires.

Why the Tires On Your Kansas City Ford Vehicle Are Important

You may notice that tires become a big topic of conversation as the weather cools off and becomes more harsh. This is because of how important the tires are to the safe operation of your vehicle. Tires provide your car with the traction and stability it needs on most roads and terrains.

Having the incorrect tires – or even worn or poorly kept tires – can be a safety hazard in winter weather, while also jeopardizing fuel economy and overall vehicle performance.

Tires should always be adequate for the season, properly inflated, and able to pass a quick tread test. If you’re struggling with tire problems, it might be time for replacements. Zeck Ford offers a low price tire guarantee in our Ford service center that can not only help you save some money on a new all-season set, but also help you switch to a winter set, too.

What To Look For In Your Next Winter Tires From Our Ford Service Center

When shopping for new tires and deciding which options are the best for road conditions, your vehicle, and driving frequency, there are some things to take into account. Make sure to consider the following to make sure the tires you buy will help you avoid tire related Ford Service Center visits for a while.

  • Specifications: Just like when shopping for regular tires, the type and size, amongst other factors, will determine which tires are a possibility for your vehicle. Work with an expert at a dealership near you to determine the tires that are rated for the size, make, and model of your vehicle.
  • Location and Driving Style: You want your winter tires to be ready for whatever environments you will be exploring. Things like city driving with stopping and starting, off-roading tracks, long distance highway driving, and many other factors can affect the tires that will perform the best on your vehicle.
  • Tread: The pattern and depth of the tire tread can affect performance and traction, so it is important to discuss what your vehicle requires for safe winter driving.

It would be unfortunate to invest in new tires that don’t deliver the performance you are looking for because of small misunderstandings or misinformation. Cover all bases and consider all factors before making your final winter tire selection and having our Ford service center technicians install them.

Not Just Tires! The Ford Service Center at Your Kansas City Ford Dealership is Full Service

Your preparation for winter should include more than just tires. Kansas City Ford vehicles need to receive regular and on-time service. If you bring your vehicle to Zeck Ford, you can have confidence that our Ford-certified technicians will take great care of your car, completing all necessary maintenance tasks.

Our Ford Service center will check the following at every maintenance visit:

  • Oil and oil filter
  • Belts and hoses
  • Engine air filter
  • Cabin filter (if applicable; some newer Ford vehicles do not require these)
  • Transmission
  • Windshield wipers and wiper fluid
  • Fuel filter
  • Power steering
  • Antifreeze or coolant
  • Battery
  • Spark plugs
  • Brakes

Schedule a service appointment online if you are needing winter maintenance to get your car prepared for the cold weather in KC.

Wanting to Upgrade Your Vehicle Before Winter Hits Hard? Check Out the Inventory at Our KC Ford Dealership

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to get a good start to this winter season, check out our inventory online to see what we have for you.

You are also welcome to visit us at 4501 S. 4th St., in Leavenworth, Kansas, or contact us for help as well.

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