1 It’s very important to consider using winter tires on your SUV or light truckd to ensure your vehicle can handle any road that lies ahead. 2 Snow and Winter tires are specially designed to improve your car’s grip on the road for better traction and a safer ride during harsh weather. 3 While all-season tires can offer some stability in light snow, a winter tire is designed for superior handling on icy, slushy, snowy, or cold roads. You can expect safety features like a shorter stopping distance, better handling, and improved directional stability when using a snow or winter tire. 4 Winter tires are also made with a specific rubber compound that keeps them flexible and pliable during cold weather. This prevents the rubber from cracking or becoming stiff and losing grip on slippery roads.