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Driving in the winter can be nerve-racking for anyone in Canada, Winter Tires provide some assurance for your safety on snowy and slippery roads. Winter Tires have unique tire tread with superior tire grip, which increases braking performance and reduces the possibility of hydroplaning, all while prolonging tire life.
Explore our dependable Winter Tire varieties so you can purchase Winter Tires with confidence. The Mountain/Snowflake symbol identifies Winter Tires. They are designed to provide greater braking and cornering performance in winter temperatures and in situations like ice, snow, slush, and even cold, dry pavement.
Winter Tires contain a rubber compound that remains soft and pliable in temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius and powerful tread blocks that grip snow and ice. Winter Tires give the most dependable performance and safety when driving in freezing temperatures and deep, hard-packed slush.
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Winter Tires, also called “snow tires,” have been specifically developed and produced to operate effectively in winter circumstances. Winter Tires differ from traditional tires in terms of tread and rubber composition. Winter Tires are made of a softer rubber than summer tires. The softer rubber handles ice and snow better than conventional tires and does not harden in cold weather. This implies that when it is cold outside, Winter tires will grip the asphalt better, even in bright, dry circumstances.
Snow tire tread is also very different from other kinds of tire tread. To begin with, snow tires have more grooves than other types of tires. These channels, like the soft rubber, aid in tire traction on snowy and icy roadways.
Due to the unpredictable nature of Canadian weather, we would not recommend arranging a tire change for a specific timeframe or date. If the fear of snow or frost has gone and the average temperature has been 7° C or more for 10 days in a row, it’s time to make an appointment with us for a tire change. If you have any questions about your tires or need to schedule a servicing appointment, please call Trail Tire Auto Centers.
Many motorists are enticed by the potential of all-season tires, but they do not give the same level of durability in the winter as they do in the summer. You must have a tight grip on the highway at all times. Any loss of traction can make driving difficult, if not dangerous. There are a few things to consider before totally converting to winter tires.
Tread Patterns: A softer rubber composition remains pliable in frigid temperatures. Furthermore, the tire has wider grooves that help drain water, resulting in superior traction on ice and snow. Small gaps in the tread improve grip while reducing the risk of hydroplaning. This gives you more control in rain, snow, ice, slush, and other hazardous driving situations.
Replace all four snow tires: Having only two winter tires installed is insufficient. Installing the full set is the only way to ensure that they are all matched to provide the same level of grip. Otherwise, the vehicle may be difficult to control, and you may not receive appropriate steering performance, and the vehicle may spin out when turning or stopping.
Air Pressure: Snow tires in Canada are usually tuned to the correct air pressure. Proper tire pressure improves traction and handling while also extending tire life. Although you may check and modify the tire pressure in the fall and early winter, the best option is to buy winter tires. As a rule of thumb, tire pressure changes by one psi per few degrees in outdoor temperature.