We all hate to admit it, but the fact is Winter isn’t too far away. Snow, ice, frozen roads, and all the other fun that comes with winter is just around the corner. Are you ready? It doesn’t take much, but being prepared to the “no fun” conditions is key to driving safely this winter. What it does take is reliable winter tires, and here’s why:
Summer tires are great, as long as you’re driving on relatively warm pavement. If you live in Southern California, you may be able to get away with driving on summer tires 12 months-a-year. But, for most Canadians, you’re going to need to switch your tires when the temperature starts dropping because summer tires begin to lose their effectiveness when the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius. Winter tires are made with special rubber compounds and tread patterns designed to grip ice and roads in sub-zero temperatures.
Snow can hit at any time. When the first snowflake hits everyone will be lining up to have winter tires installed. Beat the rush while you can. Ontario may be lulled into a sense of eternal late-summer temperatures right now, but we all know winter is right around the corner. It often drops below 7 degrees Celsius by Halloween in the GTA. Book your winter tire appointment and make sure your vehicle is ready for any nasty weather that may come before Halloween. If you’re driving on Halloween night when kids are running around in costumes, you’ll want to make sure you’re ready for the elements.
Before the no-fun winter weather hits, make sure you have the right tires on your vehicle to take on the elements. Book your tire appointment and make sure you’re prepared this winter.