On icy roads, your tires could be cruising for a bruising. Officials at Colorado Department of Transportation describe certain tires as safer because they provide better traction in winter conditions.

“Tires that people drive on during the summer are not the same as winter;” Andrew Cogle informs, “they don’t perform in the snow as well, people are not as safe for themselves, they are hazardous to other vehicles, and it’s not just a question of whether or not you know how to control your car. It’s how well will your car respond.”

“If your vehicle has a four-wheel drive, it’s still important to get your tires checked,” Cora Dickey shares.

Traction laws still apply and all-season tires might not make the cut. If you don’t have the proper equipment during a traction law, you could face fines.

“You won’t be able to go over the paths without the snow tires on from September 1 through May 31,” Zach Anderson reminds, “If you’re pulled over for it without having adequate tires, on, you can actually get a ticket. If you cause an accident, or cause a lane closure, it could be very expensive.”

Multiple tire shops have specials and discounts on winter tire along with offering free 22-point car inspections.