It’s time for Winter Tires!
Winter in Canada can be beautiful, but it can also be treacherous when it comes to driving. The snow and ice on the roads can make it difficult to maintain control of your vehicle, especially when you don’t have the right tires. That’s why it’s important to invest in winter tires for your car.
Winter tires are designed to provide better traction on snowy and icy roads. They have a different tread pattern than all-season tires, with deeper grooves and more sipes (tiny slits in the tread blocks) to help grip the road. They’re also made of a different type of rubber that stays more pliable in cold temperatures, which helps them maintain their grip.
Even if you have all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, winter tires are still important. While those systems can help with acceleration and handling, they don’t improve your stopping distance. Winter tires can make a big difference when it comes to stopping in snowy or icy conditions.
It’s worth noting that in some provinces, winter tires are required by law during certain months. In Quebec, for example, drivers are required to have winter tires on their vehicles from December 1 to March 15. Other provinces have similar laws or recommendations.
Investing in winter tires may seem like an added expense, but it’s worth it for the added safety they provide. They can help you maintain control of your vehicle in snowy and icy conditions, which can help prevent accidents and keep you and your passengers safe. So if you live in Canada and plan on driving during the winter months, make sure you have a set of winter tires on your car. If you are in need of new winter tires Gan Chev can help you find the right tires that will fit your vehicle and budget. We also work with WIPPY PAY at our service department which allows you to make monthly payments on your service invoice including purchasing winter tires! You can read more about WIPPY pay here: https://www.getgm.com/wippy-pay/ or you can apply for WIPPY pay here: https://app.wippy.com/get-started/licence-plate
And remember! Once temperatures outside reach an average of 7 degrees or lower it is time to change your seasonal tires.