Winter Tires
at Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON

Winter Tires at Right Way Auto Repair in Hamilton, ON

Winter tires. To change or not to change, that is the question!

November is both the coldest and the hottest month, as far as tires are concerned. It is the coldest for summer and all-season tires, which suffer significant loss of performance characteristics at a temperature of + 7 ° C. At the same time this month is the hottest for car service workers, who work tirelessly to install winter tires on cars as temperatures begin to plummet.

Benefits of winter tires:

  • Better grip. All winter tires have a very soft rubber compound that remains flexible even when the temperature drops, and this provides better handling control. Their unique tread patterns and wider grooves increase grip on snow, ice, slush and water that cuts through the channels, avoiding the effect of hydroplaning.
  • Superior braking. Having a good grip is crucial in poor weather conditions. This ensures that a car will stop quickly, particularly when you need to reduce stopping distance on wet, snowy and icy road surfaces.

Things to Remember:

  • Always install winter tires in a matching set on all four wheels. This helps ensure easier handling with better control and balance in these tricky driving conditions.
  • Maintain proper tire pressure. Underinflation reduces the risk of your tires, increases fuel consumption, leads to longer stopping distance, and lowers vehicle manoeuvrability.
  • Always keep all the valve-caps on. If they are left off, there can be a moisture- freeze inside the valve and the air will escape.

For us at Right Way Auto Repair, to change or not to change isn't the question. It's when? And the answer is- when the temperature outside is around 7 C!!! The wrong tire for winter driving could lead to fender benders, sliding off the road and into a ditch. Most importantly, the wrong tires can put your life and the lives of others in great danger. Winter tires are specifically designed to help deliver safety, confidence and control while driving through ice, snow, slush, rain and cold weather in general.

Slip winter tires on to your car when the temperature reaches 7 degrees. Usually, in Canada, this tends to be in October. You will then not only be ready for the first snowfall but can also avoid long waiting times due to increasing demand and a limited supply of winter tires.

Right Way Auto Repair provides new tires and tire services.

Drive into our workshop, and leave the rest to us. We will handle all your tire and wheel needs. Our services cover tire mounting and balancing, tire and wheel installation, tire rotation and flat tire repair. Schedule your appointment online now.

In Conclusion:

Let's face it - winter tires don't come cheap, but then neither does life! After all, they only need to save your life once, to justify the investment.