As a Subaru owner or lessee, you're no stranger to the impressive all-season feats your vehicle is capable of taking on. While others might feel dread at the sign of snow and ice on the roadways, you welcome it with open arms: you've invested in a Subaru after all. If you're interested in enhancing your vehicle's all-season performance or are simply interested in learning more about which tires are the best fit for your Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, WRX, or Ascent, check out our service team's brief snow tire rundown included below.

Tires: It's Not a One-Size-Fits-All Scenario

As a resident that lives in a fairly northern environment, you need a vehicle that can handle slick road conditions without issue. Despite the fact that your Subaru is equipped with an All-Wheel-Drive system, you still need to ensure it's equipped with proper tires for the conditions at hand. While the models listed above will perform commendably with your run of the mill all-season tires, winter tires are designed specifically for icy conditions with specialized rubber that holds its plasticity and pliability in sub-zero conditions. Moreover, specific groove patterns and sipes help promote traction on ice and drive out clogged snow and ice debris.

While it's up to you to decide on a specific tire brand, it's imperative that you purchase a set of four winter tires that are of the same uniform size and model to ensure safe and secure performance. Tire sizing information is often found on the tire sidewall, inside your driver's door on a sticker, or in your owner's manual.

Purchasing the correct set of winter tires can give you unmatched confidence at the wheel. Join us at Louis Thomas Subaru in Parkersburg, WV for your next set of new snow tires, seasonal tire change, or tire maintenance.

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