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Regardless of the weather, Trail Tire Auto Centers can help you get the most out of your vehicle and save time and money. We make sure that you have the proper tires for the road conditions ahead of time. Book a tire change at your nearest Trail Tire Auto Center near you today!
We offer the following services in addition to swapping your all-season/summer tires for winter tires to ensure you are ready to face the cold weather with confidence:
Call Trail Tire Auto Centers today to book an appointment and get your vehicle in shape for winter driving.
Winter and all-season tires both have qualities that make them suited for certain seasons but not for others. It’s vital to choose tires that are appropriate for the season to improve your safety and get the most out of both.
Winter tires are constructed of a softer rubber compound that keeps them flexible in cold conditions, allowing the tire to adhere better to the road surface. Winter tires have larger tread depths (2 mm deeper than summer tires), which prevent snow buildup and improve grip and traction on snowy surfaces.
The tread pattern is also designed to channel snow and slush while also expelling water. To improve grip on ice, winter tires have a higher number of biting edges and a higher sipe density. When compared to having all-season tires in the winter, these distinct characteristics allow drivers to easily navigate snow-covered terrain by providing improved grip, controllability, and steering response.
They have natural rubber, which quickly becomes harsh and loses its optimal characteristics for safe circulation when temperatures drop.
The hard rubber is intended for use in much warmer temperatures, where it provides better road grip, handling, and a shorter stopping distance.
Winter tires perform best when the temperatures are below 70 C while summer/all-season tires provide maximum performance at temperatures above 70 C.
Switching between summer and winter tires at the appropriate time will extend tire life, increase vehicle safety, and improve overall vehicle performance.
Once the temperature dips to 70 C or below, it is time to change to winter tires. At this temperature, winter tires improve vehicle stability and grip in any road condition.
You will need certified winter tires (tires bearing the 3-PMSF symbol) to drive through mountain passes in British Columbia from October 1st to March 31st.
Although it is not required in some provinces, driving with a 3-PMSF certified tire is always preferable for safety and peace of mind.
There are two ways to change your tires for the season: a tire changeover or a tire swap. The service you select is determined by whether you have a set of winter tires on winter wheels and, of course, how much you are willing to spend on the change.
To maintain your vehicle’s performance and stability, we recommend replacing all four tires with winter tires.
Trail Tire Auto Centers offers tire swapping as well as tire changeover services. Our certified technicians will ensure that the change is made correctly, as well as inspect and advise you on the general condition of your tires.