Do I Need Snow Tires or Studded Tires for Winter in Maine?

Choosing between snow tires, or snow tires with studs, comes down to you winter driving style. Charlie's Honda service and parts center can help you find the right answer.

Whether you live in a well-plowed part of Camden, ME, or on the suburban outskirts of Waterville, ME, winter driving in Maine poses a genuine concern. When the snow flies and starts to pile up, getting to work, school, or the grocery store can be treacherous. Which is why so many drivers in our area choose to invest in seasonal tires every year.

If the time has come for you to change your Honda car or SUV's tires to something more appropriate for winter, the Charlie's Honda tire center can help you find the perfect tires, at the right size, for your exact model. We can also help you decide whether you need studded tires for snow, or regular snow tires.

The difference between the two comes down to construction and choosing between them comes down to your specific daily driving needs. A snow tire with studs has special metal studs embedded within the tire to improve traction, while a snow tire doesn't have studs, but it does give you better traction in snow and ice than an all-terrain tire, thanks to the materials it's made with and the depth of its tread.

If your daily commute through Lewiston, ME or Auburn, ME takes you on a lot of icy roads, studded tires are the choice for you. They're the best choice for driving safely on ice.

If you're primarily sticking to hard-packed, city roads within the Augusta, ME area, however, a traditional snow tire can be your best friend.

Schedule an appointment with the tire experts at Charlie's Honda soon to get started on equipping your vehicle with the proper tires this winter. We can answer any questions you might have and help you further understand the differences between the two styles of winter tires, and which one works best for your specific situation.

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