Although summer hasn’t ended just yet, it shouldn’t be too long before the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fall. As fall gives way to winter, you’ll be forced to drive in snow or on ice. And when it comes to winter driving, it’s better to be safe than sorry! If you need new winter tires or consider upgrading from all-weather or all-season tires to winter tires this year, you may want to think about it sooner rather than later. But when exactly is the right time to buy winter tires? And most importantly, why?

Car on snow-covered road

Benefit from a Full Inventory

Some people think that fewer winter tires are available in September than in October or November. But the truth is the inventory level is just as good now as it will be in a month. So instead of getting the leftovers later, choose the tires that best suit your needs now. Moreover, if you want to be able to choose from our highest-rated products, you should shop early. The best winter tires on the market, like the X-ice Xi3, the Blizzak WS-80 or the WinterContact Si, can become hard to find in late November.

Find the Right Dimensions

If you drive a luxury sedan, it's even more important to shop winters tires early. A lot of vehicles manufactured by Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche require winter tires of dimensions that aren't widely available. They are not manufactured in large quantities and quickly fly off the shelves. Get your hand on those tires while it's still time!

Avoid the Rush of the First Snowfall

If you wait until November or December to purchase winter tires and have them installed, you might have trouble finding a garage that is not totally booked. Be clever, avoid the rush of the first snowfall. Plus, when buying your winter tires at, you can select from a long list of affiliated installers located across the country. Select the installer you prefer, have your winter tires directly shipped and installed there!

Buy Peace of Mind

Do yourself a favor, don't wait until the first snowfall to purchase winter tires... Why put yourself under such unnecessary stress? It's your safety we are talking about! Plan ahead and you'll feel much better afterwards!

Car on snow-covered road