How to Choose Your Winter Tires

How to Choose Your Winter Tires

No matter how prepared you may think you are, you can't deny that winter always sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Whether it's the first chill in the air that tips you off or the first layer of frost on the ground you know it's time to start thinking about switching over to your trusty winter tires.

If you've been avoiding your winter tire installation simply because you're overwhelmed by all of the choices and research that goes into it don't worry, we've got you covered.

The benefit of having winter tires

Let's face it, winters in Canada can get pretty nasty and the last thing you want to worry about when the snow is blowing and the ice is covering the roads is whether your tires will safely get you where you're going. Having winter tires can significantly improve traction in those cold temperatures and icy environments. Not only that, but ensuring you have done your winter tire replacement can shorten your car's braking distance by up to 25%! That 25% can be the difference between a safe drive home or a slip and slide hoping you don't crash into another car along the way. Don't forget that while installing winter tires is the best you can do for your safety, it also can benefit you financially. Certain auto insurance providers offer a discount if you have winter tires on your car. A safe drive and money in your pocket? Why wouldn't you get winter tires?

When to install your winter tires

While you may think that you can get away with keeping your All-Season tires on throughout the year, did you know that they could lose traction starting at 7 degrees Celsius? Taking that into consideration you should really be looking into making the switch to winter tires in fall before the temperatures drop.

Some people may think that they can just switch out the two front tires instead of replacing all four, however that could still potentially put you at risk. While those two front tires that you replaced with winter tires will grip the icy road your back two tires would not be equipped to handle those conditions and your car's back end could slide all over the road. Your best bet is to invest in a set of four winter tires, which is also an investment in your safety!

Picking the right tires for your vehicle

Okay, so you're ready to start looking into replacing your tires, but you're probably thinking, "What size fits my car?" Here's where we've made your life simple.

Maple Hyundai has its Tire Source where you can enter your car's make and model and we'll help you find the best winter tires and winter tire rims for your car. Not only that, but our staff would love to discuss your options with you. You can call them at (905) 417-8886.

How much is this going to cost?

We know what you're thinking, "Is this going to be expensive?" If you think about the long-term investment, having two sets of tires that you rotate twice a year this will definitely make those tires last for a longer period of time as opposed to just having one set of All-Season tires that can sometimes only last a few years. It's all about looking at the big picture!

Maple Hyundai is always here to help. We always have great Service Specials going on, whether it's on winter tire deals, tire alignments or tire storage. To stay updated on all of our current promotions please visit our Specials page.

Getting your winter tires at Maple Hyundai

You want to make sure you're choosing a dealership and a mechanic that really cares about your safety and will provide you with all of the information you need when looking into your tire replacement. At Maple Hyundai you'll have a team that is ready to answer any question you may have.

Worried about where you'll keep your All-Season or Summer tires after you make the switch? We've thought of that too.Maple Hyundai offers Tire Storage so that you can come in, switch your tires, sip a coffee while you wait, and you'll be able to leave with your mind at ease knowing you won't have to lug those heavy tires into a storage area when you get home. For more information on making the switch to winter tires or to take the plunge and make an appointment please feel free to contact our Service Department at Maple Hyundai by calling (905) 417-8886 or book an appointment online.