Winter tires are specifically designed to provide better traction, braking and handling in frost, snow, slush, and also icy conditions. To maximize control and performance, installing four winter tires is important, and not mixing tires of different tread, size and construction.

All-season tires function capably in most weather conditions, although when the outside temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius, the tire's rubber hardens and loses its ability to grip the contact surface.

You can actually save money by having 2 sets of tires, including a dedicated Winter Tire. Since All-Season Tires wear faster in the winter, switching to a set of Winter Tires will extend the tread life of and in.

While winter tires are not required by law, they are recommended by Ontario and other provincial governments. However, as of January 1st, 2016, all private insurance companies in Ontario must offer a winter tire insurance discount. 

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