How to Prepare Your Tires for Winter

By Product Expert | Posted in How-To, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 9:26 pm
red vw beetle in snow

Learn tips and tricks for how to prepare your tires for winter

Sometimes in Canada it seems like it is winter-time more often than not. Our winters do stretch longer than we’d like, but that is even more reason to be prepared for winter driving. The biggest issue with winter driving is slippery road conditions, which means that your tires become ultra-important as they are your one physical contact with the road. We want everyone to drive safely on icy roads, so please keep reading. We will tell you how to prepare your tires for winter.


winter driving image with jeep in deep snow


Keep winter tires in storage

One of the easiest ways to protect your tires is to keep them in storage while they aren’t in use. That’s because we keep them in a climate-controlled facility, we keep them clean, and we keep them inspected for wear and tear. Don’t have a set of winter tires? We can help with that too. Having winter tires is great because they have more traction. Also switching between two sets of tires gives you less wear on each individual tire and gives you a convenient time to get your tires rotated twice yearly. We have winter tires for you, so contact us to get a quote.


Monitor your tire PSI

Another good way to keep your tires ready for winter roads is to keep them inflated at the correct PSI. PSI is a way of measuring your tires inflation. It stands for pounds per square inch. An added bonus of keeping your vehicle’s tires at their recommended PSI is that you will save money on fuel. It helps you to keep the correct amount of traction on the road. That means your vehicle will accelerate and decelerate with less strain on its engine. Every tire should be marked with the correct PSI in raised lettering.


Read More: Autumn safe-driving tips

2 Responses to “How to Prepare Your Tires for Winter”

  1. Shanika Rathnayake says:

    Winter season is very harsh for vehicles. At this time the roads become covered with snow and drivers face difficulty in driving on the snow covered road. Therefore it is recommended to use winter tires in vehicles to provide better grip on snowy road. We should keep these winter tires on storage when they are not used. Another way to keep the tires ready for winter roads is to inflate them with proper psi as properly inflated tires would produce better traction on the road. If you want to replace the ordinary tires of your car with winter tires, you may refer to:
    https://www.europeanmotorsmaryland.com/services/.

  2. Sophie Fox says:

    You have rightfully pointed out the usefulness of the winter tires during the winter months. Winter tires could generate better traction on the road surface as compared to ordinary tires. Improperly inflated tires and tires with a little or no tread depth could not generate better traction on the slippery and snowy road surface which could eventually end up with an accident. So, it is really essential to use winter tires during the winter months. Besides, a car needs special attention during the winter months. To know more, visit https://www.twautohaus.com/East%20Dundee-preventive-maintenance.html

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