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Winterizing your car for the season

Posted at 6:06 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 19:06:48-05

Milwaukee drivers are preparing for winter by getting their cars winterized with snow tires.

Winter tires will help you maneuver through the snow and ice. Christian Bilgo with Riverside Automotive says now is the time to get your car winterized because snow season is here, even though the official start of winter is still 10 days away.

"Usually as soon as the snow starts to fly is when we start seeing a lot more people put on their winter tires, we see them switch over as early as October sometimes,” Bilgo said. "Once you've driven a car with snow tires on and without and can see the difference they really do help a lot with traction, steering and you just have better control of the car in adverse conditions."

It’s something that could help save you in the long run. Bilgo says without traction you’ll slide no matter if you have front or all-wheel drive.

"The snow tire is more of a dedicated tire, it's got a more aggressive tread pattern, it clears the snow and the water out a little better and it gets lots of better traction on ice and slippery surfaces like that,” he said."You can get up to 6 or 7 years out of a set of snow tires."