There are many times during a Vancouver winter that the roads are exposed or wet, and not covered in snow. Modern winter tires continue to stay soft and pliable, providing the grip you need in all winter driving situations.
If there is one certainty in weather… it’s the change of seasons.
When a regular all-season or summer tire experiences cold temperature, they become hard.
All-season tires aren't designed to stay soft in cold temperatures. Now think of this - a hockey puck. When it comes in contact with cold the ice surface, it becomes hard and slides. That's something you don’t want in a Tire in Winter to do.
Winter tires, in contrast to all-season tires, are specially formulated to stay soft and contour to the road surface even if there is no snow or ice. They provide a level of grip, stability, handling and braking capability that regular tires simply can’t.
If you are planning on buying winter tires don’t wait too long.
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