Even though there are European models that are perfectly suited for Everett winters, most European sports cars should not be driven in the winter. Here’s what you need to know.
The right tires for the job
Winter in Everett, Washington, usually means at least some slush and maybe a bit of ice here and there, and that means you have to have the right tires for the job. If there aren’t all weather tires available for your make and model, putting tires that don’t fit on the car could cause much more expensive issues. If your vehicle won’t drive well with all weather tires, you should park it.
Also keep in mind that tires lose air when the weather turns cold. As temps go up and down, your tire pressure can change dramatically. Not keeping up with that, even for just one or two short drives, can cause additional damage to your vehicle.
Good maneuverability and bad maneuverability
Your sports car is designed to be easily manipulated around tight curves and on open stretches, both at very high speeds, but that good maneuverability means sacrificing your ability to keep your vehicle under control on slick roads.
The bottom line is that you should have an AWD vehicle with all-weather tires if you are going to drive in the winter. Most European sports models don’t have either, making them dangerous with poor maneuverability and control on slick roads. All-weather tires also keep the correct pressure more easily and do not fluctuate in this as much as other tires.
If you aren’t sure if your European model is designed to be driven in the Washington cold, contact us today for guidance and routine maintenance checkup.