Yes, winter tires are worth it if you plan to drive in snowy or slippery conditions. As Ishpeming drivers know, when it comes down to it, there is no substitute for the effectiveness of winter tires. As winter approaches, you want to be able to get where you need to go and drive with confidence rather than be unable to drive or drive in unsafe conditions.

So, what makes winter tires so effective? As we all know, it can get awfully cold in the Negaunee area, and when that happens, the rubber in summer and all-season tires stiffens, preventing the tires from being flexible enough to provide the right amount of traction. Winter tires are designed with tread rubber compounds that resist the cold and remain flexible so that they grip the road.

When the Munising area gets a large amount of snow, there are usually two things that happen: either there is still a decent amount of snow on the road, or eventually, ice starts to form on the road.

Snow tires are able to address both of these challenges with deeper tread depths and a unique pattern to reduce snow build-up and increase traction and biting edges and high sipe densities that provide grip on ice.


At Fox Marquette Subaru, we not only have high-quality snow tires available for Little Lake drivers, but we also offer a winter preparation check. There's nothing worse than driving in the winter and discovering that there is an issue with your vehicle. At best it's inconvenient, at worst it can be dangerous. For this reason, it's a good idea to bring in your car to make sure it is ready for winter.

Some of the aspects of your vehicle that we check include:

  • Oil level
  • All fluid levels
  • Tire tread depth
  • Heating and defroster systems

This winter, make sure that your vehicle is ready for whatever conditions that you may face in the Au Train area. By taking proactive steps to stay safe and in control in all types of weather, you can even go out for your favorite winter activity and enjoy winter to the fullest. Reach out to us today to set up your winter preparation check and find your snow tires before winter sneaks up on you!

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