Winter Tire Safety Tips in Calgary, Alberta

Winter Tire Safety Tips in Calgary, Alberta

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Why Tires Are Essential During Winter

Perhaps, you have exceptional winter driving skills with experience in handling a skid, braking in snow, and so forth. But what if your car fails to respond? Your driving skills are essential, but having your car winter-ready is even more significant, and tires play a critical role. When driving in winter, the right tires matter as they can handle ice, snow, and cold temperatures. Tires provide the much-needed grip between your vehicle and the road. Without traction, you are seconds away from a collision and expensive repair bills. Winter tires come in handy when driving in cold temperatures; unlike summer tires, they have a special rubber compound that maintains their elasticity in freezing temperatures. This feature helps winter tires deliver optimal braking distances. For most car owners, performance, suspension, and engine maintenance are what counts, and tire safety comes down the priority list. But as a safety-conscious driver, you don't want to hear that. Tires are the only car part that is in contact with the road. This uniqueness makes them a significant contributor to overall car safety.

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Snow Tires vs. Winter Tires

Traditionally, winter tires have been referred to as snow tires, but the two differ. The snow tires have big lugs, and wide grooves to navigate snowy conditions but lack the elasticity to remain supple as cold weather bites. On the other hand, winter tires' rubber is made of closed tread patterns, ensuring they don't harden during freezing conditions. Again, the treads are designed to throw off the snow when push comes to shove. Winter tires are ideal for "wintry" conditions characterized by icy, snowy, and freezing conditions.

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Are you looking for more information on winter tire safety? Contact Us. Our team of experts will be happy to answer your questions. And if looking for winter tires in Calgary, Alberta, our parts centre has a vast collection of tires. What if I want a service centre in Calgary, Alberta? You are also welcome at our dealership. Please make a service appointment request through our service centre. Our technicians are trained to work on a wide range of vehicles. Partner with us, and soon your car will be back to its optimal condition.

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