Why Winter Tires vs All Season Tires
Living in Canada, we are far too familiar with bitterly cold and long winters. No one enjoys driving in these snowy and icy conditions, but there is a practical solution: winter tires
Many Canadians wonder whether winter tires are worth the investment. We at Tirecraft would like to explain why winter tires and how they make a difference with your drive. Help keep you safer on the road, and are worth the investment.
Special Rubber Compound / Flexible Tread
Winter tires have a special rubber compound that is designed for cold temperatures. That is why winter tires stay pliable in cold conditions. Giving you better traction in wintery road conditions. For this reason we recommended to remove your winter tires in the summer because they will wear faster in warmer temperatures.
When the temperature reaches below 7°C, all–season tires become rigid and lose traction. That is why winter tires should be considered for driving in these cooler temperatures.
Small slits in the tire tread called sipes truly separate winter tires from all-season tires. Sipes are why winter tires are designed to ensure that snow is dispersed. This assists with better acceleration from the stop position and reduce braking distances on slippery roads. Look for the Snowflake to ensure that the tires you are looking to purchase are certified winter tires. Look for the snowflake emblem. This stamp was created by the Rubber Association of Canada and the Rubber Manufacturers’ Association and ensures that the tire meets specific snow traction performance requirements, and has been designed specifically for use in severe snow conditions.
Final recommendations why winter tires should be installed in sets of 4 rather than pairs. Because it will help you experience better control of your vehicle, along with peace-of-mind while driving on ice or snow. Buying winter rims will save time and money when it comes to tire change-overs in the spring and fall. They also take the abuse of road grime that can corrode wheels over time. This way your expensive summer wheels will maintain their value and shine! Tires should be stored in a temperate environment because it will prevent them from deteriorating. Why winter tires should be bought before the snow falls because it will save you time in line ups and ensure that the tires you need are in stock.
During the winter season, it’s crucial to have the proper tires for your family’s safety. That’s why The Car Salon, as well as Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada, recommend that four winter tires be installed on your vehicle. If you use two different types of tires on your vehicle, your vehicle’s front end won’t communicate very well with the back end. And that’s just not a safe combination for winter conditions or emergency situations. So, let our family get your family home.