Our parts and service department offers the lowest price on tires guaranteed. This isn’t the only thing that comes as a shock to our customers but also some of the answers they get to their most commonly asked questions. Here are 5 things YOU need to know about winter tires vs. all season or regular tires.
1. Is it ok to just get all-season tires for year round use if you are living in the lower mainland and there are only a few days of snow?
NO – all season tires for any amount of snow, ice or winter temperature is a bad idea. Why? The amount of space (distance) or time it takes for a vehicle with all season vs. winter tires is about a 35 per cent difference. You can stop much faster and safer with winter tires. The faster you can stop, the lower impact in a crash.
Ever notice the amount of accident spike in the lower mainland even with very little snow – it’s not the type of vehicle, it’s the tires on them.
2. What’s the biggest difference between winter tires and all season tires?
The treads on winter tires is made to work in the cold. It is much softer and grips better with the road – icy, snowy and cold roads.
All season and spring/summer tires do the opposite and harden in hot/warm weather.
3. When is a good time to get winter tires? Anytime the temps fall to about 7 degrees or less.
Do you get the same size tires? It is recommended you get a size or two smaller for the winter. Our experts at Surrey Honda can help with that and get you the perfect fitting tires. The sizes are written on the tires.
5. Are winter tires good for the super rainy weather in the lower mainland?
YES because they are designed to move water quickly, safely and avoid things like hydroplaning, skidding or slipping in cases where you have to brake fast.
At Surrey Honda, we guarantee the lowest price on tires and have experts in our parts and service department to help you get the right ones and on properly with the exact amount of tire pressure, size and in a timely manner.
Call us today to book an appointment. 604-583-7421