When is it Time for Winter Tires?

By: Prince George Toyota   |   30 Aug 2018
Winter Tires

Here in Prince George, we experience some pretty rough winters. There’s no shortage of snow, sleet, and black ice. The salt and sand can help, but nothing can beat a good set of winter tires that keep you on the road, and exactly where you expect to be. Don’t wait until it’s already too slippery, be prepared!

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Early is Best for Winter Tires

In BC, most vehicles driving on most highways are required to have winter tires from October 1 through to March 31. With that being said, sometimes they’re needed sooner and sometimes they have to stay on longer. Once temperatures start to drop, the air pressure in your tires changes. This typically makes them less able to grip and remain firm when losing traction. The firmness of your tires also changes with the temperature, and certain tires are rated for better performances during these times. Make sure that your tires are rated for winter performance by having one of our tire experts match your vehicle to applicable tire options.

Booking Your Winter Tire Appointment

When the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celcius, it’s time. Watching the calendar will give you a reasonable estimate of when the temperatures will drop. Booking your appointment before it starts to get cold will minimize your wait times. Better yet, book before the snow hits! When the snow starts to hit the ground is when drivers become hyper-aware that it’s time for winter tires. Don’t be caught unaware! Shop tires here at Prince George Toyota, the home of Price Match Promise, and drive away safely.

Winter Tires

What Kinds of Tires do I Need?

Every tire manufacturer that we work with offers a selection of summer, all-season, and winter tires. Winter tires that are rated as such are what you need for winter driving in BC to adhere to the provincial laws.

We carry a wide selection of tires from manufacturers such as Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Michelin, Bridgestone, Dunlop, and more. Each vehicle has different requirements for tire sizes and applications; always cross-reference with your advisor. Visit our tire centre for more information or book your appointment today!

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