Why Swap to Winter Tires
Why Swap to Winter Tires
Posted on November 17, 2023
Winter in Canada isn't just a season; it's an experience. As scenic snow-covered landscapes paint the nation white, driving becomes a task demanding caution and precision. With our roots deeply set in Canada's fluctuating weather conditions, at West Side Acura, we understand the value of being prepared. And one such preparation essential for the Canadian winter is swapping to winter tires.
The Great Canadian Snowfall and Your Car
The snow-covered streets of Edmonton or any part of Alberta aren't just picturesque postcard scenes. They pose challenges, risks, and demand a certain level of respect from drivers. All-season tires, while competent for many conditions, often fall short in extreme winter conditions. This is where winter tires shine.
Understanding Winter Tires
Unlike their all-season counterparts, winter tires aren't just about handling snow. They're about offering unparalleled traction and safety in cold temperatures, even on ice and slush.
- Designed for the Cold: Winter tires use a softer rubber compound, allowing them to remain flexible in sub-zero temperatures, ensuring grip on winter roads.
- Mastery Over Snow & Slush: The treads are deeper and more intricate, designed to channel away slush and reduce snow build-up.
- Precision on Ice: The biting edges or tiny slits on winter tires grip icy surfaces, reducing the likelihood of slipping.
Timeliness is Key
Don't wait for the first snowfall to consider winter tires. As temperatures begin to consistently dip below 7 degrees Celsius, it's time to make the swap. This ensures that you’re prepared for early frosts and unexpected snow showers.
Moreover, embracing the latest tire technology can be beneficial. With advancements and innovations, newer winter tires offer even better grip and durability. So, even if you already own a set, consider checking if there's a more updated version available.
And remember, when considering winter tires, always swap all four. This ensures uniformity, better control, and optimal safety. By doing so, you not only ensure better traction but also efficient braking, a key to avoiding winter road mishaps.
A Stitch in Time
Swapping to winter tires isn't just about complying with norms or following popular advice. It's about acknowledging the ever-unpredictable Canadian winter and ensuring you, your loved ones, and fellow drivers are safe. At West Side Acura, we don't just see it as a tire change; we view it as gearing up for a season of stories, adventure, and safety. Drive safe, Alberta!
*All pricing is based on Alberta MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.