McCurley Integrity Subaru Tire Center

       

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Winter Tires


Benefits of winter/snow tires


 Engineered to perform in: cold temperatures, snow, ice and slush


 Soft rubber compound improves traction


 Increased stopping performance on snow/ice


 Decreases sliding during turns


You may want to start by asking someone who's driven with winter tires if they've felt more confident behind the wheel during wintery conditions. They will probably say that they have. The difference in confidence is attributed to the type of rubber compound and tread pattern of winter/snow-specific tires. Winter tires are engineered to provide better grip in winter months than all-season tires, and especially more than performance/summer tires. But why?


The answer lies in what happens to other types of tires when the temperature falls near or below freezing. All-season tires work well in a combination of dry, wet and light snow conditions, but, like performance/summer tires, their rubber composition hardens in cold temperatures. This makes them less effective for traction, braking and handling even if there isn't any snow on the road. Winter tires also have unique tread designs to cope with traveling over ice and snow.


What's the point of winter tires if I have all-wheel drive?


It's common to think the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system of your Subaru is enough to handle what winter brings, but it becomes less effective in slippery and cold conditions without winter tires. Remember that your tires are your vehicles only point of contact with the road. Imagine yourself running through a mix of packed snow and ice with running shoes on, versus running through the same conditions with snow boots on. Which pair of footwear is more likely to help you keep your balance or prevent you from slipping? Having the right kind of tires on your Subaru maximizes performance and, most importantly, safety.


Should I purchase winter tires?


The general guideline: If you live in a region where temperatures reach near or below freezing for extended periods of time, snow tires are ideal because their rubber compound allows them to stay on the wheel during frequent snowfall, winter tires may bring calmness to your grip.


Is it worth it for two sets of tires?


Additional grip and safety are worth it, especially during snowy conditions. The cost of an extra set of winter/snow tires has the potential of saving you much more, by helping avoid accidents due to slick winter driving conditions. Another way to look at it: Only half the year's amount of miles you drive will be on each set. By having a designated winter (cold temperature) setup, you will increase the lifetime of your other (warm temperature) setup when it's used during the warmer months.


Couldn't I use winter tires all year long?


We do not recommend using winter tires all year round. As temperatures rise in spring through summer, the soft rubber compound of winter tires tend to wear out faster than all-season tires on warm dry roads. In the long run, it will save you money to use your winter tires only when the season calls for them.


If you decide to purchase a set of four winter/snow tires, our factory trained technicians will properly swap them on and off each season with proper dismounting, mounting and balancing care. We want you to stay safe in the winter months and our team is standing by to assist you with a winter tire setup that's right for you.



McCurley Integrity Subaru Tire Center

At McCurley Integrity Subaru, we know our way around tires, especially when it comes to pairing your Subaru with the correct ones it was engineered to ride on. We know the correct size and type that's best suited for your vehicle. At our tire center, we offer all the major brands and we can also assist you with all-season, summer, performance, and snow/winter tire options.

Subaru recommends replacing all four tires at the same time on all-wheel-drive vehicles. Our factory trained technicians will mount and balance them properly, and are always ready to help solve any other tire-related issues.

You can view plenty of tire options for your Subaru by clicking the Shop for Tires button, so let's get you started.

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The Importance of Good Tires

The area where your tires actually contact the road is very small, sometimes no bigger than the size of your hand. This makes it all the more important that they have a safe amount of tread life and are in good condition. Properly functioning tires are key for safety, performance and ride quality.

What's a four-wheel alignment?

Simply, a four-wheel alignment uses sophisticated lasers and sensors to determine the wheel angles of your Subaru. If the computer detects that they are out of alignment - according to specifications - our factory trained technicians make the proper adjustments to bring them back into alignment.

Having your car aligned - especially when you have new tires installed - will help promote tire longevity. Poor road conditions and daily driving can cause misalignment over time. If you've felt vibrations or your vehicle pulling to one side, a wheel alignment may correct those concerns.

Ever notice this light before?

TPMS Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light

If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light comes on and stays lit while you drive, it is warning you that low tire pressure has been detected in one or more of your tires (excluding the spare). Tire pressure can drop when the weather changes from hot to cold, but it will also decrease if you have an air leak. You can check the pressure yourself. Watch this video about checking the tire pressure on your Subaru.

Remember, a flashing tire light may mean there is a malfunction with the TPMS system or a damaged sensor. You can bring your Subaru to our service center if you have a concern, and we can take care of that light for you.

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Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 04:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • 80" Big Screen TV
  • Children's play area
  • Dog Park
  • Nearby Walking/Biking/Running Path
  • Office Work Spaces
  • 24/7 online scheduling
  • Complimentary Vehicle Inspection
  • Courtesy Car Wash (weather permitting)

McCurley Integrity Subaru

9620 Sandifur Parkway
Directions Pasco, WA 99301

  • Sales: (866) 694-1915
  • Parts: (888) 820-9875
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    9620 Sandifur Parkway
    Pasco, WA 99301

    • Sales: (866) 694-1915
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