March 12, 2022
Winter Is Here and the Tire Debate Rages Anew!
The onset of winter has once again sparked the debate on whether or not vehicle owners need to shift to snow tires. While some folks don’t blink before swapping their all-season tires for a set of cold weather ones, others swear they don’t need to make the switch. You’re probably wondering what side to believe in this great tire debate.
A Closer Look at the 2 Main Types of Tires
To get a better understanding of the issue, Veteran Car Donations compares the two types of tires:
- All-Season Tires
Since all-season tires have shallow treads designed to funnel water away from where the rubber contacts the road, they can offer some traction in the rain, light snow, or the occasional winter storm. However, they’re not meant for deep, unplowed snow and temperatures that stay below 45°F. Additionally, you can’t expect all-season tires to maintain your car’s grip in ice or slush.
- Snow Tires
If you live in areas where winter conditions are typically prolonged, unpredictable, and harsh, you’ll need a set of snow tires to get you through the season safe and sound. These tires are made with special compounds that keep the rubber soft and flexible even in the coldest weather. Additionally, snow tires feature biting edges and deep, wide, and jagged tread designs that allow you to maintain traction when you’re driving in harsh weather conditions.
Should You Buy a Set of Snow Tires?
It all comes down to your winter driving habits and the area where you live. If you don’t drive in snow all winter or if your state grows oranges, you wouldn’t have to install a set of snow tires. However, if you head out to the mountains every weekend or your area gets hit hard by winter weather, there’s no substitute for these tires. They can provide you with enough traction to keep your car from skidding or ending up in the ditch.
What You Can Do to Help Our Struggling Veterans This Winter
The winter season can be especially challenging for your fellow Americans who are grappling with homelessness and other disadvantages in life. They include the veterans in your community who have fallen deep into poverty and now find themselves living on the streets and begging for alms from passersby. They also include those veterans who can’t find jobs to support themselves and their families, those who are burdened with service-connected disabilities, and those who are suffering from serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.
The good news is that you can do something to turn their whole situation around. All you have to do is to donate an unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. By auctioning it off, we’ll be able to convert it into a fund-generating tool for our veteran and military nonprofit partners.
The proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will help support the vital life improvement programs and services being delivered by these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to provide more deserving veterans and their families with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
The best reward you’ll get, however, is the priceless feeling of joy and satisfaction for helping uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.
We take almost all types of vehicles, including those that barely run anymore. Head over to this page to get a complete idea of what we usually accept as donations.
If you want to learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and simple donation process, feel free to visit our FAQs page. For inquiries or concerns, call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.
Reach Out to Our Nation’s Heroes This Winter
Our nation’s suffering veterans need all the help they can get this winter. A simple vehicle donation from you can leave a lasting impact on their lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!