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Winter Tires

Ensure your precious cargo is safe on the road this winter with the right set of winter tires.

It’s impossible to downplay the value of having proper winter tires for staying safe and prepared for any weather condition that might develop in a Canadian winter. While some drivers choose all season tires, there is a clear and noticeable difference in control and comfort with a set of tires that has been manufactured for the conditions that are so typical of the winter months in Canada.

Hankook winter tireWhy are Winter Tires so Important in Canada?

  • Winter tires are designed to provide superior handling and shorter stopping distances in cooler temperature
  • Winter tires are made from a compound that does not harden in the cold, allowing for better grip to the road, increased traction, and a reduction in the time it takes to stop in challenging driving conditions
  • Winter tires can reduce stopping distances by 30% to 40% on snow, ice or even cold pavement

TIRECRAFT’s range of winter tires includes models from leading manufacturers, like: 

michelin      Hankook_Clr      Toyo_ClrGeneralTire_Clr      GT-RADIAL      goodyearfirestone-small Bridgestone_Clr

The Evolution of Winter Tires

Original models of snow tires were noisy and had deep treads that were useful for heavy snow, but newer models have evolved to provide traction not just on snow but on ice, hard packed snow and cold or wet pavement. Because of this, they’re also referred to as cold weather tires.

Specialized Rubber Compounds

Newer models of winter tires are manufactured using rubber compounds that remain flexible in lower temperatures, and they typically also contain substances like silica or even crushed walnut shells to offer better grip. This enhanced traction and flexibility help the tire stick to the road when it contacts the minuscule imperfections in the surface, offering drivers enhanced control in inclement conditions.

Winter tire treads are designed to cut through the thin layer of water on the road that’s caused by heat melting the ice. The tiny grooves in the tires are known as ‘sipes’ and they move the water away from the front of the tire keeping the tire’s contact with the road consistent. This action is what prevents vehicles from hydroplaning.

Winter Tires: Safety and Comfort

Not sure about the benefits of using winter tires? Many insurance companies offer a reduced rate to drivers who use winter tires, which is often around 5%. Winter tires are currently obligatory in Quebec between December 15th and March 15th. In the years since they’ve been mandatory, winter collisions have been reduced by 17% and there’s been a 36% reduction in road accidents that cause serious injury or death.

Services offered by Black Dog TIRECRAFT Kingston

  • Agro / OTR Tires

    Contact Black Dog Tirecraft Kingston

    • Address

      566 O’Connor Drive, Kingston, Ontario, K7P 1N3

    • Telephone
    • Hours
      M T W Th F : 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
      Sa : Closed
      Su : Closed
    • Owner

      Brad Johnston

    Choosing All Season Tires: TIRECRAFT’s Best Tips

    Deciding what all season tire is best for you involves taking a number of things into consideration. How you drive, where you drive and what you drive all come together to create the right tire for you. Wading through these questions can be a lot of work but here are some helpful hints on how to go about choosing the best all season tires:

    Automotive Services

    TIRECRAFT is pleased to offer a wide range of automotive services including your vehicle’s factory required maintenance to ensure your vehicle performs optimally. Book your winter tire change-over and seasonal tune-up now to ensure your vehicle is in peak condition!

    Testimonials

    Professional although not the friendliest service. Don't provide tire storage which is a bit unbelievable these days. Lots of people live in small places and cannot store their summer/winter tires in their own home.

    Doug Ross
    Nov 11, 2020

    The only tire store that could find a radial highway tire for a pop-up trailer.

    Sam Dyson
    Oct 10, 2020

    They are awesome very friendly great prices

    Bill Wilkinson
    Oct 10, 2020

    Great place to buy tire and installation.

    buddhadeb chakrabarty
    Mar 3, 2020

    Great place, fair prices and friendly and helpful staff

    Samantha Raymond
    Feb 2, 2020

    i went there for a very annoying air leak. they took me in as scheduled and never gave me a hassle. it was one of the best customer service i got. i wish other TireCraft Dealers can learn from them. Black Dog, next time i’d need a set of tires, i know where to go!

    rommel tuason
    Feb 2, 2020

    Great service, great team of guys!

    Mike Thompson
    Jan 1, 2020

    They lost my special key to access and change tires the first time I brought my car in to switch to my winter tires, also torqued them way way too tight to the point where the Volkswagen dealership needed to break them in order to get them off. Might be cheap but you're getting cheap and unprofessional work done here. Steer clear at all costs.

    Warring Overholt
    Jan 1, 2020

    Justin's the man. I told him I was interested in snow tires and rims. I gave him my details and he took care of the rest. Within a few days I had a slew of options and price points in my sms. They've since been installed and I'm really satisfied with their performance. Highly recommended.

    Stephen Brennan
    Nov 11, 2019

    Very nice people to deal with

    L Murphy
    Nov 11, 2019

    I was heading home to Montreal and got a flat tire on the 401. I made it to three garages and they were all too busy. Black Dog Tire Craft were busy as well, but were still able to take care of me. Understanding my urgency and predicament, they had me out in 30 minutes. As an owner of 2 service industry businesses, I can tell you that these guys have the right attitude and know how to take care of their customers and adapt a to special circumstances. Thank you again so much... Ian Parris, President Centre de Santé 2bfit

    Ian Parris
    Nov 11, 2019

    Had 6 tires replaced on my motorhome. The tecks did super job and took less time than I expected. Well done

    Phil Hanna
    Nov 11, 2019

    Stripped the stud of my car

    Bad Ben
    Sep 9, 2019

    great service and prices to match .

    Tj Ruttan
    Sep 9, 2019

    Good work and friendly staff

    Teresa Rodrigues
    Apr 4, 2019

    Service was great and fast. I bought new snow rims and tires and had them installed. The whole thing only took 45 minutes from the time I drove in to the time I drove out. Also the price I was quoted on the phone was the price I was charged, no surprises.

    James Rochon
    Apr 4, 2019

    Not only were the tires I purchased exceptionally cheaper ($500 cheaper!) here, but the service was also exceptional. I went in needing to have 1 tire put on the rim, so that I was able to drive to black dog and have them change the other 3. They had no problems doing that, and were super awesome! They even gave me a $70 mail in rebate. Thanks so much!

    Carol-Anne LaRose
    Mar 3, 2019

    The guys here are great! best value around..

    Mark Easter
    Feb 2, 2019

    Very quick and courteous customer service. Fast appointments and great prices!

    Adam Dulmage
    Jan 1, 2019

    Great prices and super fast service...

    Daniel MacFarlane
    Dec 12, 2018

    Checking out tires. Cheapest yet

    Louise Bowden
    Oct 10, 2018

    Awesome people quick service Love it

    ron kowalski
    Sep 9, 2018

    Very good and fast

    Wilma Dixon
    Aug 8, 2018

    Excellent service! Excellent people to work with! Black Dog Tire is the ONLY place I go to keep my company vehicles on the road!

    Mark Stevens
    Aug 8, 2018

    Excellent sales and service... best price for tires and rims in town

    Craig Deyo
    Aug 8, 2018

    Very good price and service.

    Andre Gauthier
    May 5, 2018

    Great guys.. good service. For both my farm truck and tractor

    WickedOne TWO
    May 5, 2018

    Shop around then go to these guys, better prices and good service.

    Ron Shaw
    Apr 4, 2018

    Had a punctured tire fixed this Thursday. Very nice experience. A place definitely will go for a second time.

    K. Zhang
    Mar 3, 2018

    fantastic and quick

    Denise Bertrim
    Mar 3, 2018

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