# Winterizing your car
Winterizing your car: Tire check-up.
We know there's a lot to do to prepare our car for the winter season, but today we're going to focus on tires. It's time to shop for snow tires. Snow tires have deeper treads and a specialized rubber compound for added flexibility in winter months. Summer only tires can get brittle in extreme cold weather. It's not recommended to keep snow tires on year-round, you'll end up paying more for fuel. So you should switch tires out each season. Tire chains for cars should only be used if there is a layer of snow or ice on the road, chains handle deep snow better than studded tires or winter tires. . Sometimes driving at a high speed and hitting a curb can cause a tire to blow. Bead chunking, is when small pieces of road debris get stuck between the rim and the tire causing damage to the tire; without your realizing it. Some damage we can't see visually, it will take an expert to assess the issue. It doesn't matter what cause the tire blowout or the flat tire. With our busy lives and schedules, we just want it fixed quickly and efficiently.