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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-9 Different types c,r'tires make a difference Drivers rarely think of the tires on their vehicles until they have a flat. But the type of tires on your vehicle can impact its performance. When choosing tires for their vehicles, driv- ers should consider a host of factors, including the. terrain and driving condi- tions vehicles are likely to encounter. Understanding tires and what makes some a better fit than others for certain vehicles can make for safe driv- ing and improved handling. All-season tires The most common type of tire and arguably the best known is the stan- dard all-season tire. Many vehicles come equipped with these tires, which are designed to be versatile enough to grip the road in various conditions. They are commonly made of a harder -rubber that will not wear out quickly and will retain their tread. Most day- to-day driving can be done on all-sea- son tires. High-performance tires People who live in dry climates or drive sports and racing cars can benefit from high-performance tires. These tires are specifically designed to grip the road better and offer superior han- dling under higher speeds. Because high-performance tires are made of a soier rubber compared to standard tires, they will not last as long as all- season tires. Snow tires People who live in snowy, icy condi- tions will benefit from the use of snow tires. These tires are designed with special treads to offer more traction in slippery conditions. The rubber used to manufacture the tire can remain flexible even at extremely low tempera- tures. Winter tires are best reserved for ex- treme weather and not used all season long because they will wear out more quickly than others. They may not have the same level of traction on clear roads. In some cases, winter tires may have metal studs included to enhance traction in icy situations. People who do not want to switch tires when cold weather arrives sometimes invest in snow chains that improve traction on standard tires. Truck Tires Drivers of trucks or sport-utility ve- hicles often need special truck tires. These tires can better handle the weight and size of a larger vehicle. Many drivers stick with the type of tire that originally came with their truck. Drivers who like to go off-roading may need an all-terrain tire to offer more traction when climbing hills or travers- HOMETOWNE BRAKE AND MUFFLER YOUR FULL SERVICE GARAGE! Here to keep your vintage to new car dependable at a ver reasonable rate. We do custom exhaust work, brakes AND even tune-ups and oil changes. Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m,- 5:00 p.m. / 125 E. Grove St., Shelton 360-426-1021 Like Us On EJ www.hometownebrakeandmuffler.com ing different conditions. Mud Tires Muddy areas can be just as slippery as snowy conditions. Mud tires are de- signed similarly to snow tires but will have extra grooves and a tread pattern that facilitates movement of mud away from the tires and road. Mud tires may be wider than standard tires as well. It can be easy to overlook the impor- tance of tires, but tires help vehicles remain on the road and can affect mile- age, maneuverability and safety. WE REPAIR IT ALL: Bring' in your ride for the service it deserves. Parts & Service / We Repair All Size Diesel Vehicles, RVs & Equipment Roadside Service / Welding & Fabrication Watson Diesel Repair Hours: M-F 7:30am - 6:00pm Sat 7:30am - l:00pm 360.426.5255 641 W. Golden Pheasant Rd, Shelton Seice Center overFadlities Naionwlde  IP "1 ,' Oil Change' ' s26 95* I I " I I , includes 16 point ' inspection t i ' & FREE Wiper Blades! I ' * Up to 5 quarts and ,i , synthetic b extra I L What we offer: Computerized alignment Tires Muffler service Free wiper blades with every oil service Free loaner vehicle & shuttle to work or home Free Wifi We are a complete service facility We accomodate all makes and models of vehicles Award-Winning A+ Rating by BBB Family Owned & Operated NAPA Auto Care Center AMSOIL Products Featured Here 321 S. 2nd St. in Downtown Shelton 360-426-8208 vanderwalsgarage.com Stop by and visit COUNTRY RELICS ANTIQUES & COLLECTfBLES in the NEW location across from Big Bubbas i