Shopping For Winter Tires …. What to Look for…
It’s that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change colors, the temperature is dropping in the evenings, and it’s time to start thinking about buying winter tires for your car. If you’re not sure what to look for when shopping for winter tires, don’t worry, we are here to help keep you safe!
You might actually be wondering if you need to buy winter tires for your car at all. The answer is, that it entirely depends on where you live and what the temperature typically is like during the winter. If you’re not sure whether or not you need them, here are a few key things to consider when shopping for winter tires.
- First of all, think about where you live and how much snow and ice is typically on the ground during the winter. If there’s a lot of snow and ice, it’s probably a good idea to have winter tires; if there’s only a little bit, you might be able to get away with using all-season tires.
- Second of all, think about the temperature. Winter tires are designed to work best in temperatures below 7 degrees Celcius if it usually stays colder than that in your area during the winter, then you’ll definitely want to get some winter tires.
- Finally, think about your driving style. Do you drive aggressively in bad weather? Or do you prefer to take it slow and easy? The type of driving style you have and how often you need to drive will also help determine whether or not you need winter tires. If you work from home and only need your vehicle randomly on days off it may not be necessary even if you live in New Brusnwick or Ontario with the bad winters we get. So those are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for winter tires – hopefully, they’ll help make your decision a little easier!
You may ask “How are Winter Tires Different”?
Winter tires are designed to provide extra traction and stability on snowy and icy roads. However, not all winter tires are created equal. When choosing winter tires, it is important to consider the following factors:
1. Tread depth: The tread on your tires is what provides traction on slippery surfaces. Winter tires typically have deeper treads than summer tires, which helps them grip the road better in winter conditions. When choosing winter tires, be sure to check the tread depth and make sure it meets your needs.
2. Winter compound: Winter tires are made from a different compound than summer tires. This compound is designed to stay flexible in cold temperatures, which helps the tire grip the road better in winter conditions. When choosing winter tires, be sure to look for a tire that is made from a winter compound and supports the temperatures in your area.
3. Snow and ice performance: Not all winter tires are created equal when it comes to snow and ice performance. Some tires are designed specifically for use in snow and some more for ice, while others may not perform as well in these conditions. When choosing winter tires, be sure to look for a tire that will meet your needs in terms of snow and ice performance based on when you typically drive in the winter. If you’re the kind of person to typically wait for the roads to be plowed because you don’t need your vehicle that often for daily commuting then you may want something that is better for Ice specifically than snow specifically.
In conclusion, if you live in an area where it snows, or if the temperature regularly dips below freezing, then we highly recommend investing in a good set of winter tires. Not only will they keep you safer on the road, but they’ll also save you money in the long run by preventing costly repairs. Ready to buy a set? Give us a call at tel: 866-921-9470 and we can help get you set up.