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All-Season Tires in Goderich
The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. As Canada gets ready for warmer weather, your Honda’s winter tires are ready to be replaced with all-season tires.
At Goderich Honda, many of you ask us for advice on the right time to make this change. We recommend that you keep an eye on the temperature. Once you no longer see daily low temperatures below freezing point or any long-term snow forecasts, you’ll know that you should book your appointment for a tire change.
At our store, we often get questions like why are all-season tires important, what’s the right kind of tire to use for different vehicles, etc. Go through our FAQ section below if you have any tire-related queries. We may be able to provide you with the answers.
Here are the answers to some tire-related questions that you ask us. If you have more questions, feel free to call us or drop in, and we’ll be happy to help you!
Can you drive winter tires in the summer?
Tempting as it might be to leave your winter tires on for the summer, our tire specialists strongly advise against this practice. Driving with winter tires in summer can increase stopping distances, make it difficult to manoeuver the vehicle, and also increase the risk of hydroplaning on wet pavement.
Keeping your winter tires on during summer does not just make driving difficult; it’s also dangerous. It increases the risk of a blowout because the rubber compound in winter tires isn’t designed to dispel heat.
Equally important, if you continue to use winter tires in summer, your vehicle will need more fuel. This is not good for your pocket or the environment.
What kind of vehicles should use all-season tires?
All vehicles should use all-season tires, be it a Honda or a light truck. These tires help to make driving in wet and dry conditions easy.
All-season tires generally have low road noise, great traction and are long-lasting and durable. They are also available in a wide range of styles and sizes for all kinds of vehicles including sedans, minivans, and SUVs.
What are the criteria that you should keep in mind while buying a new set of all-season tires?
There are three things that you should keep in mind if you’re thinking about buying a new set of all-season tires.
The first factor that will influence your decision is the type of vehicle you own. For example, if you own a minivan, you’ll need a different kind of all-season tire than the one you’ll get fitted if you drive an SUV.
The second thing to consider is your driving habits. The type of tire you’ll buy will be dependent on whether you drive mostly within the city or on highways.
The last and most important factor that will decide your purchase decision is your budget. While it’s true that often a tire’s quality is proportional to its price, it’s not always true. Some tires are affordable as well as high-performing. You may need to do an extra bit of research or get the right guidance to find the best tires in your budget.
What should you look for when comparing the all-season tires in the market?
Treadwear and tire speed are important elements that decide the quality of any tire, including your all-season tires.
The treadwear grade is related to the expected life of the tire. The amount of tread on a tire is critical in determining how well it will vacate water to maintain contact with the road in the rain. If your tires wear out quickly, your safety may be at risk. Therefore higher the treadwear of your tire, the better is its quality.
The tire speed rating is the maximum speed that a tire can safely carry a load for a sustained amount of time in ideal conditions.
Tire companies offer tires with different treadwear and tire speed. Go online to do your research and read reviews car owners who’ve used their products. This will help you understand the benefits and downsides of each brand.