All-Season Tires vs. Winter Tires

November 9th, 2020 by

 

It’s that time of year again…the temperature drops, and with it comes the inevitable. You guessed it…snow, ice, and all-around dangerous driving conditions. So, now is the time that you’re beginning to wonder: Do I need winter tires or will all-season tires suffice? Today, we break down the pros and cons of both all season tires and winter tires. Join us for the ride! 

 

Pros of All Season Tires

The first and probably most obvious pro of all season tires is that they are the most cost effective driving option. All season tires are durable and built to withstand more than one driving season. They will, for the most part, be able to get you from point A to point B safely. However, knowing our predictably cold and downright miserable winter driving conditions, it’s safe to assume that you are not going to feel the safest driving in all season tires, which leads us directly to our cons. 

 

Cons of All Season Tires 

Although all season tires will suffice, true winter tires prove to be more successful when considering braking distance. Their shallow tread is not as effective when it comes to tackling deep snow and slick ice, sometimes resulting in lack of traction driving through snow as well as a greater chance of sliding. It is fair to say that the trade off of saving more money may be a greater peace of mind while on the road. 

 

Pros of Winter Tires 

Peace of mind, safety, and increased traction are at the forefront of the pros list for winter tires. This will result in more control on the road and a favourable braking distance.The flexible rubber that is used in the production of winter tires is to thank for all its increased winter driving benefits

 

Cons of Winter Tires

Winter tires will inherently require much more maintenance. Between purchasing the tires, getting them switched every year, and possibly having to store the additional pair, they are the most costly option. 

At the end of the day, you have to evaluate your decisions. If peace of mind and increased traction are your main priorities while on the road this winter, investing in winter tires may be the best option for your lifestyle! 

 

Winter Tires at Cost 

To help ensure that we can get as many people driving on the road safely this winter, we’re offering winter tires at cost! Yes, you heard that right! For a limited time, customers pay what we pay on all winter tires! 

 

Available Tire Brands that we are carrying are as follows: 

BFGoodrich

Yokohama

Toyo Tires

Michelin

Good Year 

General Tire

Firestone

Hankook

 

Great! You’ve just chosen your set of winter tires that’ll keep you safe for the season ahead, but now you need a place to keep your all season tires. At our Quick Lane, we are offering indoor climate controlled tire storage for $89.95 per season! Free up some space in your garage and keep your tires in pristine condition until we see spring! 

 

Drive Safe This Winter

Winter is coming, whether we like it or not. The team at Capital Ford Lincoln wants to help ensure that you’re driving into the season ahead, in the safest way possible! 

Call or book your appointment to get your winter tires at cost today! 

Visit Capital Ford Lincoln at 1201 Pasqua Street North Regina, SK. 

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