As you know, Listowel and the surrounding areas get hit pretty hard with snow during the winter season. This makes it all the more important to ensure you have a proper set of winter tires on your vehicle. We at Bustard Chrysler in Listowel can help you select the perfect tires for your vehicle and driving conditions.
Most new vehicles come equipped with all season tires. These tires perform extremely well during the spring, summer and fall seasons, but here in Southwestern Ontario they do not perform as well during the winter season. The tread design of all season tires is not as aggressive as a winter tire and not as flexible in the cold. All season tires become snow packed quickly, providing you with less traction.
Drivers in Listowel who regularly drive through ice, unplowed snow, or slush definitely need winter tires in order to stay safe on the roads. Winter tires provide additional traction, braking, and handling when driving on snow and ice, ensuring the longevity of your vehicle and most importantly your safety! Winter tires differ from summer tires and all season tires in that the tread is soft and flexible to prevent the buildup of snow and provide additional traction on ice. Without winter tires on your car, stopping distance will be longer, your vehicle will fishtail around corners, and your tires will spin when driving on icy hills.
When shopping for winter tires, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Purchasing a second set of rims or steel wheels for your winter tires will increase the longevity of your tires. It will also reduce the costs associated with changing over and balancing your tires on your current rims. When it comes to buying winter tires, don't wait until too late in the season.
Early demand can result in shortages, and we all know that weather can be unpredictable and get nasty fast. The best time to install your tires depends on the weather, but the best time tends to be when the temperature is consistently 7 degree Celsius or less. Normal tires begin to lose traction once the temperature falls below 7 degrees Celsius. Winter tires should be specially selected to meet the technical specifications of your vehicle.
If you have any questions about winter tires, be sure to contact our tire and wheel experts. At Bustard Chrysler in Listowel we can order and install tires for any make and model, and we also offer storage for your off season tires.
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