Winter Tires at Alberta Honda
Winter tires are a popular subject in Edmonton. Some swear by them and others aren’t as convinced, but with the often unpredictable weather environments across Alberta, the benefits of winter tires can’t be either overstated or understated . You might have some questions, though, and that’s where our handy staff at Alberta Honda comes in. Do I really need winter tires if I have all-seasons? When should I install them? Which ones should I buy? Don’t feel overwhelmed or confused, at Alberta Honda, we’ll help you out and get your vehicle properly equipped with winter tires for the season.
WHY GET WINTER TIRES?
You already have all-season tires, so why get winter tires? Your all-seasons might be rated fine for mud and a little bit of snow, but the fact is we live in Alberta. With the potential for some of the harshest road conditions across Canada, you’ll need specifically tuned tires for the harsh weather. All-season tires don’t have the same cold-weather rubber compounds or deep tread patterns that winter tires do, which allows them to properly grip and provide traction on adverse winter environments. Winter in Edmonton and Alberta isn’t just a quick three months, as winter can often hold on for six months. If you have improper tires for the season, they’re going to wear out a lot quicker, making you shell out for new tires twice as much. Get the proper tires and avoid having to invest in tires more frequently when you don’t have to.
WHEN SHOULD YOU INSTALL WINTER TIRES?
When the temperature consistently gets around 7℃ and below, that’s the optimal time to switch to winter tires. This is the crossover point when winter tires’ advantages will start to outperform those of all-seasons. That means you should be putting your winter tires on before the snow falls to be best prepared. If the snow already packed the streets and you’re still driving on your summer or all-season tires, you’re much too late, so get them on quick. Winter tires have compounds that respond better to cold pavement, even with no snow, so just because the white stuff hasn’t fallen yet doesn’t mean you aren’t getting benefits from winter tires. Think ahead and get ready because in Edmonton, you never know when the snow will come and how long it will stay.
How to Find the Perfect Winter Tires?
Not only is there a lot of tire styles and choices, but several brands to choose from as well. So how do you know which ones are best and perfectly fit for your Honda? Luckily, we have an online tire selection tool to assist you in finding the perfect set for your vehicle, across popular brands like Goodyear, Pirelli, Michelin and a lot more. If you want a hands-on approach, come by the dealership and one of our Honda tire specialists will accommodate all your needs on your way toward the best set for your vehicle.
Alberta Honda is your solution for all of your winter driving dilemmas. Our service and parts departments are here to get your vehicle winter-ready, and our finance team will help get you there at great prices. Fill out the form below to get in touch and get prepared for winter