Looking for a set of winter tires in Mississauga can be a quick and easy process with our free tire finder tool. We provide drivers in Mississauga, Toronto or Brampton with a great selection of tires from most major brands such as Michelin, Goodrich, Pirelli and Bridgestone. All you have to do is to use our online tool to compare different tire sets and select the right tires for your vehicles. Don’t forget to book a service appointment to get your tires installed. Here are the most common questions we get asked by our customers!
While all-season tires are designed to provide traction in a variety of summer weather conditions, they are not made to provide grip in severe winter conditions. The primary difference between summer and winter tires is not in their treads, although those may differ as well, but in the rubber that makes up the tires. Winter tires are made with a softer, more silicone-rich rubber compound that stays pliable when temperatures drop below -7 degrees Celsius. Here are some common myths about winter tires.
Winter tires wear out more quickly.
Seasonally installed winter tire last as long as standard tires and perform better in wintery conditions.
Winter tires are useful only in snow.
Winter tires are designed to provide optimal safety for all types of winter driving (on snowy, icy, wet, dry or slushy roads). At the first sign of winter, the mounting of four winter tires becomes essential.
Winter tires are only useful on country roads, and I only drive in the city
In winter, both urban and rural regions can have the same climate conditions: low temperatures, icy roads, etc.
Winter and standard tires are identical
The rubber in winter tires stays flexible at low temperatures, while the rubber in standard tires starts to lose its elasticity once the temperature drops below 7oC. In addition, winter tires have a greater number of biting edges to ensure optimal grip on winter roads.
In winter, it’s enough to just drive more slowly.
Winter tires deliver as much as 25% to 50% more traction than standard tires and have 20% to 25% more braking ability which can be the margin you need to stop in time or to turn and avoid trouble.