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Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Time To Put Snow Tires On Your Vehicle

While you might not want to hear it, the snowy season is right around the corner and now is the time to get your vehicle winter-ready. 

Gary Howard of the Canadian Automobile Association says a good rule of thumb for when to put on winter tires is when the temperature outside starts to dip below seven degrees. He tells CHSJ News that's because those types of temperatures tend to bring a risk of frost. However, any earlier and you could risk wearing the tread unevenly.

Howard warns people not to mix and match their tires. He says that's like wearing a sneaker and bootyou will have very inconsistent performance, and it can actually be more dangerous than having all of the same tires.

As for all-weather tires? He says they are okay if you live in a temperate climate like in British Columbia, but not here, where we get a lot of snow.