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When should I put on my Winter tires?

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When should I put on my Winter tires?

There are several factors that influence when people put their snow tires on, but the most important factor is temperature.  When the ambient temperature is 7C or colder you should be swapping out your all-season or Summer tires for Winter tires, whether there’s snow on the ground or not.  The reason for this is that all-season tires rely on heat (friction) for traction.  When cold temperatures are present the compounds in all-season tires struggle to generate friction, which results in a loss of traction in all conditions such as cornering, accelerating, and braking.

 

Snow tires utilize rubber compounds that have been engineered specifically for cold temperatures so that they exceed the performance of even the best all-season tire.  This compound combined with specially designed tread designs make snow tires the logical choice for safe Winter driving.

 

At Stratford Honda we have some of the best snow tires on the market that will suit any driving style and condition.  Our tire experts will make sure that you leave not only with the right set of Winter tires but peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be that much safer on the roads regardless of what Old Man Winter throws at you.

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