In our climate, winter tires are recommended as they are superior to all-season tires in snow and during icy conditions. While all-season tires might be okay for their first winter season, grip can and will quickly diminish as the tread wears down. Winter tires are designed to give added traction in ice and snow conditions and will typically slow and stop your car in less than half the distance than all-seasons.
Having winter tires on your vehicle also entitles you to a discount
as an insurance policyholder in the province of Ontario. See the bulletin on the right for more details, and inquire today
at Parkway Honda about how you can save money on insurance by fitting your vehicle with a set of winter tires.
When rubber compounds reach a specific temperature, the material begins to harden and lose grip with the ground it is in contact with. 7 degrees Celsius is the critical temperature at which point you should be switching to your winter tires. The rubber compound in winter tires is designed to stay soft below seven degrees meaning that the grip you are used to in dry warm conditions will still exist in the frigid weather and will allow for traction even in snow and on ice.
Safety technologies that are standard in most modern cars today can be of great assistance in many conditions, but when it comes to ice and snow, only the physical contact between your tires and the ground matter. All Wheel Drive systems that are offered on many vehicles will help you get going in deep snow and will help pull your vehicle up an icy hill, but when it comes to slowing your car at intersections and taking turns on ice, winter tires do all the work.