When Should I Install My Winter Tires In Ottawa?Learn from Ottawa's #1 Car Tire Retailer And Expert Tire Installers
- October 24, 2019
- Wheels & Tires
- Posted by goldwing
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When Winter Tires Should Be Installed In Ottawa
The kids are back in school, the leaves are a’changing, and the mornings are now crisp with frost. It’s not Summer anymore and our customers are asking us “When should I put my Winter tires on?”.
This is a great question we seem to get every year, and the answer is always the same!
GENERAL RULE OF THUMB FOR OTTAWA WINTER TIRES
The general rule of thumb is that between Thanksgiving and Easter, you’ll need Winter Tires installed. These Holidays mark the start and end of when it’s likely that the temperature will regularly be at or below 7°C.
BE PREPARED FOR 7°C
Across all of the major brands, Winter Tires have been specially designed for better handling, traction and braking distances in any condition when the temperature dips below 7°C. Winter tires allow for Ottawa drivers to be prepared for not just cold weather, but the snow, slush, freezing rain, and ice that are part and parcel of Ottawa’s Winters.
The dedication of tire manufacturers to create, redesign, and improve a wide selection of high-quality, effective, and safe snow tires means that there will be a great set of winter tires for every vehicle owner. Regardless of your driving style, there is sure to be an option that will satisfy your style, appearance, and performance requirements to keep you in control of your vehicle when you need it most.
LOOK FOR THE SNOWFLAKE SYMBOL
When choosing winter tires, look for the snowflake: Winter tires are identifiable as such because they feature a snowflake icon on the side wall. For proper safety, put four winter tires on your vehicle. Trying to save money by just switching out the two front tires is ineffective. Your car needs four of the same tires in order to drive safely in Winter conditions.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REBATES
Usually around Mid-September, Winter tire manufacturers release their awaited tire rebates for Winter Tires in Ottawa. Our knowledgeable staff know just what rebates are on and which give the best value.
Most rebate applications are now handled via a form on the manufacturer’s website. If you have any trouble, give us a call and we’ll point you to where you need to go to save some money on your new Winter Tires in Ottawa.
VISIT OTTAWA’S WINTER TIRE PROFESSIONALS
We have been Ottawa’s authority in Winter Tires and Winter Driving Safety for more than 25 years. With very knowledgeable salespeople and installation technicians, you can trust Goldwing Autocare to provide you and your family with the very best Winter Tire purchasing experience in Ottawa.