November 26, 2021
It’s time to get your vehicle winter-ready, and your local TIRECRAFT tire store is here to help. Read on to get the scoop on winter tires and seasonal tune-ups, or contact a TIRECRAFT near you to speak directly with a winter service expert.
Ask A Tire Store Near Me: Should I Invest In Winter Tires?
According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s (TRAC) 2020 Winter Tire Report, 72% of Canadian drivers now use winter tires to stay safe in the snow—and that’s not including Quebec, where snow tires have been mandatory since 2008.
Why? Because winter tires work. In fact, installing a set of snow tires is probably the number-one thing you can do to winter-proof your car. More than 80% of TRAC survey respondents believe that driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has prevented a “potentially hazardous driving situation, such as a loss of control or a collision,” and research by the Ministry of Transportation suggests they can reduce braking distances by 25%.
What’s more, in Ontario, all insurance companies are required by the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Ontario to provide drivers with a discount when they use winter tires.
Still, while they can greatly enhance winter driving performance and save you money on insurance, snow tires aren’t for everyone. If you live somewhere outside of the snow belt region and experience relatively mild winters, or you simply want to avoid seasonal storage and changeover costs, there are better ways to winter-proof your vehicle. And TIRECRAFT can help.
Read on to learn how to winter-proof your car at a TIRECRAFT tire store near you, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to speak directly with a winter tire and service expert.
Full-Service Tire Stores Near Me: Winter-Proof Your Car With TIRECRAFT
Whether or not you use winter tires, there’s plenty more to do before your car is truly winter-ready, and we can do it all for you under one roof.
First, we carry a comprehensive selection of winter, all-season, and all-weather tires from all the top brands, and our unbiased tire techs are standing by to start your personalized tire consultation. We’ll help you determine your unique driving needs, tire budget, and feature wishlist, then create a shortlist recommendations based on your criteria. We’ll also make sure you take advantage of any deals on our seasonal tire promotions page for a chance to save up to $100 in tire rebates.
Once you’ve already got your tire situation sorted, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation further recommends:
- Completing a winter service and systems check—When it comes to winter driving, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make sure your battery, lights, brakes, fuses, cooling/heating systems, electrical/exhaust systems, and belts and hoses are in tip-top shape before you brave the wintery roads. Your local TIRECRAFT tire store does it all, and every service you book with us earns you rewards points through the MyTIRECRAFT Rewards app.
- Changing your wiper blades to winter blades—Standard wiper blades may struggle to push snow and ice off your windshield. Your local TIRECRAFT tire store carries a wide range of winter parts and accessories, and everything you buy adds to your MyTIRECRAFT Rewards balance!
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Ontario Ministry of Transportation. (2013). Winter Driving: Be Prepared, Be Safe!
Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. (2020). 2020 Winter Tire Report.Back