Tire type and tread
“Tires are what gets your car moving and has it stop in the wintertime,” Paul said. “It’s very important that your tires have really good tread.” In areas with heavy winter weather, installing snow tires on all four wheels will provide the best winter traction. People who need to be out before the plows, drive plows, or have to drive in snow often should consider dedicated snow tires, according to Paul. Replace any tire that has less than 3/32 inches of tread. “Having bald snow tires is no better than bald regular tires,” Paul said.