OTTAWA WINTER TIRES
Goldwing Autocare is Ottawa’s leading specialist in winter tires. Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the correct winter tire for your vehicle and your winter driving needs. Keeping in mind that selecting the correct winter tires is paramount to you and your family’s safety. Winter tires are often the most overlooked safety feature on any vehicle. Ironically, they are the only part of the vehicle that touches the road!
It used to be that winter tires were only different from summer tires or all season tires because they had a different tread. This is no longer the case. Winter tires are now made from completely different rubber compounds that are designed to be more effective when it comes to snow and ice traction. The specialized rubber compound is designed to stay pliable in our cold Canadian winters. The tread now has ice-biting sipes to grip icy roads and water channels to expel away water and slush.
Today, people still refer to winter tires as “snow tires” but although winter tires are amazing in the snow, they now also perform extremely well in the freezing rain and ice that also exists during the winter season. This is why we recommend that you don’t wait for the “snow to fly” before installing your winter tires. At +7°C your all-season and summer tires start to become as hard as a hockey puck, losing their pliability, and therefore losing their ability to grip the road. This highly compromises your vehicle’s safety. Once the temperature has consistently dropped to +7°C or below, it’s time install your winter tires.
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Best place in Ottawa for winter tires. Adam helped me find a great price on Yokohama IG52c tires and did the installation. I will be back in the Spring!Shannon J.