Winter tires are more than just “snow” tires.
In addition to providing better handling in the snow, they also improve driving in cold and sub-zero temperatures, no matter the road conditions.
The unique construction of winter tires make them an excellent solution for cold weather driving and snowy or icy conditions. The rubber of all-seasons hardens at around 7ºC and below, resulting in decreased traction and grip. The rubber in winter tires is designed to stay flexible in cold temperatures. Improved flexibility allows for better traction in snow, ice and slush as well as on cold clear roads and dry pavement.
Tip: Don’t wait for the snow. When you can see your breath outside or when the temperature dips below 7ºC during the day, it’s time to install winter tires.