Well Edmonton, it’s almost that time. Winter is coming and we want you to be as prepared as possible. Living in Alberta means a long season full of snow, ice, and general cold. Something that comes up quite often is snow or winter tires. If you find yourself asking “do I need snow tires for my Honda?” we can help. Now, we don’t want to say you absolutely need something, as the decision is always yours to make. However, when it comes to snow tires we very highly recommend them for your Honda. This is especially the case for the type of winter we are accustomed to here in Edmonton.
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Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires
Most vehicles are equipped with all-season tires, which are good and well for most situations. When it comes to winter, however, these are not the ideal tires. Winter tires are designed specifically for incredibly cold temperatures and snowy roads with low traction. Even if you have all-wheel drive, the type of tires on your vehicle will still be a huge factor.
Winter tires are designed differently than an all-season tires. To compare think of snow boots verses regular boots. The entire design of a winter tire is meant to provide traction in snowy and icy situations and the rubber itself is far more durable even in extremely low temperatures.
Winter or snow tires will give your car the traction you need to stay safer during the winter months when the roads are especially treacherous. Another piece of advice: no matter what kind of tires you choose, always make sure to check your tire pressure often during the colder months because that pressure can adjust with changes in temperature. Again, here in Edmonton, winter tires are going to be the best possible option for your vehicle.
If you do choose to get winter tires, the cost is actually quite comparable to regular all-season tires, meaning you won’t break the bank. We even offer storage of your tires if you do choose to switch to winter tires for the season! If you would like to learn more about winter tires and find out which ones are best for your specific Honda model, contact our service department.