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Everything You Need To Know About Winter Tire Packages

Everything You Need To Know About Winter Tire Packages

Winter driving isn’t very fun, but with the right winter tire package, you can increase your safety on the road and reduce the number of headaches you have.

The Importance Of Winter Tires In Markham, ON

It is not hard to find a Canadian driver who doesn’t bother to buy winter tires. But this is really risky behaviour. It is dangerous to drive on all-season or summer tires in winter. Despite their name, all-season tires cannot really handle the weather conditions of all four seasons.

People sometimes call winter tires “snow tires”, but “winter tire” is the more appropriate name. Winter tires can handle snowy conditions, but perhaps more importantly, they can also handle cold weather. All-season tires can’t offer sufficient traction when the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius.

In Markham, the average daily low temperature in October is 3.6°C. That means by as early as mid-October, all-season tires can’t perform properly for nighttime driving. That is why it’s crucial to find a winter tire package in mid-autumn for the sake of your safety and the safety of others.

What Is A Winter Tire Package?

A winter tire package consists of four winter tires. A winter tire and wheel package includes four new wheels, as well. You don’t need special wheels for winter driving. However, if your previous set of wheels is damaged, or if they are just not giving you the performance you want, then you can buy four new wheels with winter tires already installed. Then a technician can simply bolt the new wheels on your vehicle.

It is beneficial to have tires of the same brand on all your wheels. If you have different brands or types of tires on different wheels, this could potentially cause problems. Different tires offer different degrees of traction and handle the road differently. This can distract you while driving and impair your steering and braking.

What Makes Winter Tires Special?

Tire manufacturers make winter tires out of different rubber compounds and use special tread patterns, tread designs, and siping. This enables winter tires to provide traction even in extreme cold. Different vehicles, such as front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, can benefit from different winter tires.

What About All-Weather Tires?

All-weather tires are not the same as all-season tires. All-weathers are embossed with the snowflake pictogram. This means they are rated for winter driving in Canada, so an all-weather tire package is a suitable alternative to a winter tire package.

“Where Can I Buy Winter Tires?”

AutoNiche has winter tire packages for sale for drivers in the Markham area of Ontario. We have a wide variety of tire brands available. Whatever you drive, we have the perfect winter tire package for your SUV, pickup truck, crossover, hatchback, sedan, or coupe.

Get The Winter Tire Package You Need At AutoNiche

If you are in or near Markham, there’s no need to keep searching for a winter tire package for sale near you. Just come to AutoNiche! To book an appointment for a tire service, or for any other automotive service, please click here. To learn more, please contact us via our website or call us at 905-205-0228.

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