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When should you switch to winter tires?

The seasons are starting to change, which means it’s time to get your vehicle ready for fall and winter. One way to get your vehicle ready for the cold weather ahead is by switching over to winter tires, but when should you make the switch? It can be difficult to know when to make the switch, especially when Edmonton weather can be so unpredictable. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to knowing when it’s time to make the big switch.

The general rule is to put your winter tires on as soon as the average temperature gets into the 5 degree Celsius (40 degrees Fahrenheit) range. Switching tires can help maximize your snow tire’s treadlife and helps make sure that you are ready if an early winter storm hits. A tire’s tread depth is very important to its performance. The more worn it is, the worse it will perform.

tire-storeIf you haven’t purchased winter tires yet, you can get them at Wheaton Toyota on the Trail. We have a helpful tire centre that can find you the right tires for your needs. Our helpful service department can even put them on for you and we even provide tire storage. We have everything you need to switch your tires in one convenient location. By having two sets of tires you can make sure that your vehicle will be able to handle each season to the best of its ability.

If you have more questions about what tires are the right ones for your vehicle at any particular type of year, you can call or visit Wheaton Toyota on the Trail. We will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as get you set up with some new tires. Schedule an appointment in Edmonton today!

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