Serving central Wisconsin, the Stevens Point Honda team is all too familiar with Wisconsin winters. That’s why the time to schedule a Honda service appointment is now. Our team can make sure that your vehicle’s tires are ready for the fast-approaching season. If you’re in the market for winter tires on your 2019 Honda HR-V this year, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Do you need studs? The small metal nubs distributed throughout the tread of studded tires give excellent grip on slick roads, but studded tires aren’t always legal. The metal can be damaging to asphalt, so if you don’t need them this winter, you might consider skipping the studs.


  1. What’s your budget? Tires can be expensive, but well worth it since your tires play a huge role in safe driving. Our expert technicians at Stevens Point Honda can help you find a great tire to match your budget, even if now isn’t the time to go all-out.


  1. Should you replace one or all tires? Mismatched tires can impact how your car handles and brakes, especially in wet, unpredictable conditions. Not only can this be a safety issue, but it can also lead to premature wear on the expensive suspension and brake components of your 2019 Honda HR-V. Don’t be tempted to replace only your most-worn tires, replace all four at the same time.


  1. Does tire size matter? Stevens Point Honda technicians will make sure you’re selecting a proper tire size, but it’s helpful to know what you’re looking at. Surely you’ve seen a number like 225/55/17 on the side of your tire? 225 corresponds to the millimeter width of the tire tread that makes contact with the road, 55 refers to the tire sidewall as a percentage ratio, and 17 is the inner diameter of the tire in inches.


For more winter driving or maintenance tips like these, or to add winter tires to your 2019 Honda HR-V near Wisconsin Rapids, contact our Honda service center at Stevens Point Honda today!