How Does the Honda Civic Handle in the Snow?
Ah, the joys of living in the Midwest. With winter weather drawing nearer every day, Illinois drivers have to consider how their cars will handle the coming snowpocalypse. Snowmageddon? Anyway, snow. Also, slush, freezing rain, ice on the roads…yeah, it’s real fun. Drivers of smaller cars, especially, tend to get a little worried around this time of year. Understandably, we’ve been getting lots of these kinds of questions about the most popular small car in the Honda lineup. How does the Honda Civic handle snow? Is the Honda Civic a good winter car? Good news: it handles snow just fine, as long as you’re prepared!
Snow Tires for the Honda Civic
It’s all about tires. Sure, having a vehicle with all-wheel drive helps, but a car’s ability to get traction and grip on a snowy road depends far more on its tires. So, if you’re worried about your Honda Civic’s ability to handle the coming winter, investing in a set of snow tires is the single best way to put your mind at rest. Winter tires are made with tread block patterns designed to grip through slush, snow, and ice. They’re also made with materials that’ll allow them to stay soft even in cold weather, giving you more traction than an all-season tire. So, while the Honda Civic won’t be able to plow through large, deep piles of snow as well as a larger vehicle like the Honda CR-V, it’ll do just fine on a snowy road.
How Much do Snow Tires Cost?
At Continental Honda’s tire center, we have a wide variety of tire brands available, and we’ll work with you to find the best snow tires within your budget. Our tire center will meet or beat any written OEM valid quote from a local competitor, we’ll align them for you, and we’ll even give you free tire rotations later on. We know winter tires are a big purchase, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle to get your Honda Civic snow-ready.