Driving a car in Canada includes various challenges and one of them is ensuring your tires can perform in specific weather conditions. Due to weather changes, many people prefer to use seasonal tire change services. To help you know which tires are good to go in summer, fall, or spring and which tires require you to invest in a tire change, we’ve gathered some details on three tire types:
- Winter tires
- All-weather tires and
- All-season tires
Let’s delve deeper into the pros and cons of each type of tire:
1. Winter Tires
In Canada, winters often bring snow, which gives the experience of white-knuckle driving. Drivers need to drive on roads which will have slippery surfaces due to snow and slush. In winter, drivers are highly encouraged to get a winter tire change.
- Winter tires deliver the required safety to drivers on slippery roads.
- It comes with a softer rubber, which can stay flexible even when the temperature is below 5 deg Celsius.
- It holds blocky treads, so it can push away slush and snow to give a smooth drive.
- It is perfect for the regions where winters are very extreme.
- This type of tire is useful only in winter. In other seasons, you will need a seasonal tire change service or you will damage your winter tires.
- You need to have space to store them till the next winter – but not everyone has that much space!
2. All-Season Tires
If you are thinking that investing in an all season tire change means you will get tires to drive in any season – then hold on and read on.
- All season tires actually only give a smooth drive during fall, summer, and spring. Some companies have even renamed their all-season tire change service to 3-season tire change service.
- It comes with finer and straight tread to give optimal performance when the temperature is above 7 deg Celsius.
- They give a good grip during sunny and rainy days. However…
- It loses grip in winters when the temperature is 7 deg Celsius or below.
3. All-Weather Tires
This type of tire is a mix of all season tires and winter tires. With all-weather tires, you can drive in all seasons with almost the same performance.
- It gives excellent performance in mild weather conditions such as mild winter or heavy rain.
- It contains the best characteristics of both other types of tires and gives a good grip when the temperature is above or below 7 deg Celsius.
- You do not need a winter tire change if you are using this tire. They can work well even in snowy weather conditions.
- The lifespan of an all weather time is shorter than for winter tires and all season tires. You may save on summer tire changes or winter tire changes, but you will need more frequent tire changes overall.
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