Ask the Mechanic: What benefits are there to having mud and snow tires?

By: Dan Luper
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Tires that are marked M & S, also known as all-season tires, provide all-weather performance but may not be suitable for heavy snow driving. In regions with little snow and moderate winter temperatures all-season tires may be suitable. Today, winter tires are made of new rubber compounds that can handle not only ice and snow, but also cold, dry, wet or slushy conditions. Dan Luper is the owner of Big O Tires, 984 Lincoln Way, Auburn. He can be reached at (530) 885-8631. ---------- Have a question? Have questions about common maintenance for our local mechanics? Send us your queries by e-mail to: Mail them to: Gold Country Motoring C/O Andrew DiLuccia 1030 High Street Auburn CA, 95604 Call us at:(530) 852-0245 Or fax to:(530) 887-1231