Simply put, snow tires are tires designed for extreme cold weather (-30 ° C ~7 ° C), and the lower the temperature, the better their performance. What does it mean to perform well? Is driving on snow or icy roads has a stronger grip, easy to brake, easy to go uphill, and better handling when turning.
1. When do I need to change a snow tire?
Should we change the snow tire or not? For those of you who live in Quebec or BC, don't think about it, the government has already made the decision for you: You must change! The following are provincial regulations regarding snow tires:
Quebec: You must use snow tires between December 1 and March 15, or you will be fined $200 to $300.
British Columbia, BC: From October 1 to April 30, snow or all-season tires (with an "M+S" sign) are required on many roads. If you don't follow the rules, you'll be fined $109.
New Brunswick: Snow tires must be changed for school buses, but not for other vehicles.
Ontario: There is no hard and fast rule, but insurance companies must give you a discount (up to 5%) if you change four snow tires.
Alberta Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut: No hard and fast rules.
2. Do I need to change the snow tire for 4WD/AWD?
If you live in an area where there are no mandatory rules on snow tires, and you own a four-wheel-drive/all-drive vehicle (4WD/AWD), do you feel that you don't need to change winter weather tires
? It really depends on how often you drive, where you drive and the weather of the year. Notice that the main function of winter weather tires
are anti-skid, and although four-wheel drive or all-drive can speed up faster, but in theory can not let you brake faster, so still need snow tires.
3. The best time to change winter weather tires
If you have decided to change the snow tire, then you can start when the temperature drops below 7 ° C. Change early, discount more; If it is changed late, the price may be raised as the market demand increases. And the promotion strategy of general retailers is to take turns to reduce prices, and start watching for price fluctuations early, you can buy the brand you want at the most affordable price.
1. Choose the best time to change a canada winter tire
Look at the shelf life of the automobile tyre: there will be four digits on the side wall of the tire to indicate the date of manufacture of the tire, the first two represent the number of weeks, the last two represent the year. The use of tires is generally not more than 3 years, and the mileage does not exceed 60,000 kilometers. Although a little over age and mileage is not a problem, the cold temperatures in winter and the rain in summer will make the tire's wet grip and dry ground handling "stretched".
Pay more attention to the side wall: As the tire rubber gradually ages, the tire side wall will appear deep lines. However, as long as the side wall of the tire is not hit and the cord is not broken, it can continue to be used. The triangular sign on the side wall of the tire can help the owner find a bump in the groove of the crown, which can determine the actual wear limit of the tire, which should be greater than 1.6 mm.
2. Choose the right tire
Automobile tyre: can be divided into ordinary automobile tyre, station wagon tires and sports tires. Ordinary car tires will pay attention to comfort, reduce energy consumption and improve durability; Station wagon tires tend to improve the bearing weight and durability of tires; Sports tires are more about handling.
Off-road tires: can be divided into high-speed tires, mud tires and comprehensive tires. The high-speed tire is suitable for paved road driving, but the side wall supporting force is slightly weak; The mud tire has a deeper pattern, which is suitable for non-paved roads, but the fuel consumption of the vehicle will be slightly higher; The comprehensive tire has the advantages of both and eliminates the disadvantages of both, but both make concessions.
3. Change the tire according to the use
For the average family car, consider Michelin's EnergyXM1, BridgestoneTURANZATR80 or GoodyearEAGLENCT5, three tires with a heavy emphasis on road comfort. If it is to change the tire for the off-road vehicle, it is recommended that the A/T tire of Bucco, taking into account the comfort of road driving and the handling of non-paved roads.