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At Peterborough Mitsubishi, we take you and your families security very seriously therefore whenever the weather begins to drop we do the same with our winter tire pricing. Winter tires are an extremely important investment we suggest everyone make as fall approaches. For that reason, we thought we'd share some helpful information as to how they work and when you should consider making your purchase.
How Winter Tires Work
Many don't know it's the rubber compound in which winter tires are created that ensures the safety while travel. The very first winter tires were created in Finland in 1934 for trucks as a way to ensure that they had a better chance of successfully reaching their destinations. Although that hasn't changed much over time, the way in which they are constructed has. Winter tires are fabricated with a softer compound and contain more rubber than summer tires. Summer tires often stiffen while temperatures drop much like a hockey puck would on ice whereas winter tires act more like a winter boot with wider treads designed specifically for pushing away slush and gripping to wet surfaces.
Additional Services We Offer Kawartha Lakes Customers
Be sure to also ask about our "Bring back the shine" detailing service and keep your ride looking its best with exterior cleaning bundles and wheel detailing. We have a number of great detailing packages available starting as low as $59, so get there's no better time than now to get your vehcile looking sharp for the season. Visit our service specials to find out more!
Why You Need Winter Tires
Transport Canada tests show all-season tires can take up to twice as long for a vehicle to stop when compared to winter tires and tests by the Ontario Ministry of transportation showed a subcompact car needs 11.6 meters less distance to stop with winter tires compared to all season rubber. That's a significant difference and in a slippery situation one that could save your life. In the video below Tire Rack a highly respected American company, performs a test in which 2 cars drive at the same speed on icy conditions, one with all season tires and one with winter tires and both attempt to accelerate stop at the same time. The results are interesting to say the least.
When to Install
Many experts suggest installing winter tires whenever temperatures fall below 7C and with so many brands to choose from the decision can sometimes seem daunting. Luckily, our expert service staff at Peterborough Mitsubishi can provide expert advice as to which tire works best for your vehicle and can install it in a timely fashion.
We carry a variety of popular winter tire brands such as Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Toyo among others. Our parts department would be happy to assist you in finding the brand that works best for you. Contact us today and let us get you on the safe path.