Winter tires are one of the most important safety features a vehicle driving on Canada's cold and snowy roads can be equipped with. Transport Canada recommends all vehicles driving in temperatures below 7 C have winter tires installed on all 4 wheels.
All-season tires sound convenient but they are not intended for Canada's particular brand of winter. Once the temperature dips below 7C the rubber on all-season tires becomes stiff and loses its ability to grip the road. Modern winter tires (identified by the image of a snowflake inside a mountain on the sidewall) are designed to maintain their elasticity even at temperatures approaching -30C.
The video above demonstrates the dramatic difference in driving and stopping a set of good winter tires can make, even on an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Generally we find that the day after the first dusting of snow there is a big rush to book vehicles in to have winter tires installed. The best time to get your vehicle in is right now, when the sun is still a little bit warm and most people are trying not to think about winter driving.
If you need to purchase winter tires have a look at our pricing packages and also be sure to check out the great rebates currently available from most of the major tire manufacturers and then book your appointment today.