Invest in winter tires
Tires are your car's only connection to the road — so keep safe this winter by investing in a good set of snow tires. "You definitely need some sort of mountain snow-flake rated tire, which is Rubber Association of Canada approved and meets or exceeds industry standards for snow and ice traction. If you want to be safe in winter and avoid accidents you want winter tires," says Melissa Arbour, Category Business Manager of Tires, Canadian Tire.
Despite the name, all-season tires won't cut it. Winter tires can offer up to 50 per cent more winter traction than all-season tires. Winter tire tread grooves are 30 per cent deeper and have more bite than all-season tires. They also retain rubber elasticity for better traction and control, even in -30 degree temperatures.
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