Time to get Those Winter Tires On

Time to get Those Winter Tires On

Every year in Quebec, winter tire time comes around. Drivers have until December 15th to change their tires.

There are still many people who do not know the characteristics of such equipment specialized for winter weather. Others believe that these tires are only useful on snow.

A winter tire is not only made to roll on snow. It ensures an adherence on frozen or slippery roads thanks to it being ten times more flexible than a summer tire.

The rubber must remain flexible when the temperature is below seven degrees where regular tire performance decreases.

Is it possible to spend the whole year with winter tires on? Theoretically, yes.

However, winter tires are not able to adapt to hot climates. The rubber will be too soft and will use up prematurely, which will have an important impact on the performance long-term.

It is obligatory to use winter tires until March 15th.
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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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