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March 15, 2022

Get Enhanced Traction in Severe Winter Weather Conditions

When the rubber hits the road during this time of the year, safety and control should top everybody’s list of priorities. If you live in an area where temperatures typically dip below 45°F in winter and the roads are covered in snow, you’d need dedicated snow tires that are specifically designed to provide you with enhanced traction.


What to Consider When Choosing Snow Tires

Driving in deep and unplowed snow can be dangerous if you fail to take the necessary precautions. You’d want to ensure your safety while you’re on the road this icy and slippery season. If it’s your first time buying snow tires, Veteran Car Donations shares these useful tips to help you make an informed decision.

  1. Purchase tires early.

It’s never a good idea to buy these tough-treaded slip-resistors after the first big snowfall. Since retailers usually stock their shelves with winter tires as soon as fall rolls around, don’t wait until after your first spin-out before you make your purchase. What’s more, these tires sell fast. Be sure to get a set before all the good tires are gone.

  1. Look for the severe service symbol.

A severe service symbol marks winter tires that meet required performance criteria in snow testing. To make sure that you’re getting the ones that can provide you with superior traction on snowy, slippery roads and low temperatures, look for the mark branded on the tires’ sidewalls. If you see a symbol that shows a three-peak mountain with a snowflake inside it, you’re good to go.

  1. Purchase four tires at the same time.

The last thing you want is a car that spins out of control on snow and ice. This can happen when only two of your wheels have a good grip on the road. Instead of buying just two tires for your drive axle, be sure to purchase four snow tires at the same time.

  1. Have the retailer install the tires for you.

Ask them to perform the mounting and balancing while you wait. If you prefer the convenience of ordering your winter tires online, be prepared to spend a few extra bucks for shipping and installation fees at the nearest tire shop.


Warm the Hearts of Our Suffering Veterans This Winter

Are you looking for a simple way to warm the hearts of distressed veterans in your area this winter? You can lend them a helping hand by turning over any vehicle that you no longer need to Veteran Car Donations. We’ll turn your auto donation into a powerful tool that can transform the lives of former members of our military who are struggling with homelessness, chronic unemployment, disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health conditions.

We’ll have your auto auctioned off, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with access to free quality healthcare, psychotherapy services, financial aid, housing assistance, family support, scholarships, employment opportunities, and many other vital services.

In return, you’ll have the privilege of enjoying our fast and free towing service wherever you’re located in the country. Plus, your donation will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax-filing season. Best of all, you’ll experience the priceless joy of knowing that you’re doing something that can uplift the lives of the suffering veterans in your community.

Nearly all vehicle types are acceptable for donation to us — including those that need repairs. We’ll take your car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV, or even your riding lawnmower as it is.

If you want to learn more about our vehicle donation program, feel free to visit our FAQs page. For inquiries or concerns, call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.


Put Smiles on the Faces of Our Heroes Today!

Your charitable contribution won’t fail to put smiles on the faces of the disadvantaged veterans in your area. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!       

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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