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How Winter Tires Can Make A Big Difference While Driving

It’s the beginning of the calendar year. As you begin to assemble an action plan for your news year’s resolution, there is one thing you should consider doing immediately. As we all know, the winter is in effect and come February, March and even April, we can expect more snowfall and icier weather conditions. For drivers in Orillia and the surrounding areas, we all know that the turn of the calendar year doesn’t mean the end of winter weather. So, if you’re going to be out on the road, here are a few reasons why you should invest in winter tires!

IDEAL GRIP WHEN PASSING ICE AND SNOW ON THE ROAD

Most modern vehicles come installed with an ABS, which stands for ‘anti-lock braking system; which works to keep the car and the tires secure on the road. While the ABS does a remarkable job keeping drivers and their vehicles safe from losing grip on the road, situations can worsen in the winter. The presence of snow and ice on the roadways can prevent your car’s ABS from providing adequate grip. Winter tires boast a tread pattern that is manufactured to give you premium control.

THE SPEED OF YOUR STOPS

When you’re driving, it’s important to keep your sightlines a few hundred metres ahead of you to reduce the possibility of a collision. When you’re driving behind another vehicle, it’s wise to keep at least a two-second gap between you and the other car. Unfortunately, there is an increase in avoidable collisions and crashes in the winter due to drivers not abiding by these suggestions. Winter tires provide exceptional braking capabilities in the winter; prevent your tires from rolling as you try to make an immediate stop by investing in a pair of winter tires for your truck, ban or car.

PREVENT WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR SUMMER TIRES

Possibly the biggest economic reason to invest in winter tires is the prolonged lifespan of your all-season tires. Removing your summer tires when the time comes will prevent your summer tire from suffering tread loss or an uneven tread. The extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions can ruin your all-season tires because they are not designed to withstand these complicated conditions. Although you may pay more upfront, in the long run, you’ll be saving money from replacing your all-season tires.

There are three reasons why winter tires are highly recommended for driving during the Canadian winter. What it all boils down to is keeping safe while out on the road, and the more precautions you take, the safer you will be, especially while highway driving. For more information, contact Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC today!