Do Winter Tires Make a Difference?
Short answer: YES.
Even if you’re driving slowly and carefully, winter roads can be slippery. Reduce your risk on the road by purchasing winter tires. Like a good pair of winter boots, a good set of winter tires means you can drive safely on icy roads throughout the harsh winter months. Capital Ford can help you find, replace, or install the right set of winter tires for your vehicle.
Know when to change your tires:
Winter tires are built for more than wet, snowy conditions. They simply perform better in the cold. Capital Ford in Regina suggests switching to winter tires when the temperature dips below 7 degrees Celsius.
Can I just get all-season tires?
All-season tires are not “all-season” in our lovely province. We’re blessed to experience four seasons, which means our winter is a lot harsher than the “winter” season where all-season tires were tested. So in reality, “all-season” really means “three-season” in Saskatchewan.
The better bet is a set of all-weather tires; they feature a tread pattern that combines winter and all-season tires as well as a softer rubber that perform better on snow than all-seasons. However, all-weathers will not last as long as all-seasons because they become more pliable during warmer weather. Living in Saskatchewan, we highly recommend a set of winter tires for the inevitable cold and blizzardy season.