Road-tripping this Spring?
Did you know that winter tires wear down faster in warmer temperatures?
Winter driving is finally over. Don’t keep driving on your cold-weather tires now that spring conditions have arrived. Winter tires are made with a softer rubber compound, meaning they will wear down faster in the heat and create potentially dangerous driving conditions for your vehicle.
It’s important to swap your tires when the seasons change in BC.
Each type of seasonal tire is engineered with different rubber compounds for specific temperature ranges. Your winter tires are not made for warm and dry pavement, and your vehicle’s handling won’t be at its best without proper warm-weather tires. There is around 15 percent less steering precision when using winter tires during warmer temperatures.
Braking distance is impacted by your tire type
Winter tires have more tread blocks than summer tires, which can increase stopping distance significantly when used on warm and dry pavement. Switching to spring tires can also lower your vehicle’s rolling resistance to give you better gas mileage in the warmer months.
More Spring Driving Tips
5 reasons why treating your winter tires as all-seasons is dangerous.
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