Winter Tires in Whitehorse

By: Whitehorse Toyota   |   11 Sep 2018
toyota rav4 in winter

Fall is the prettiest season of the year, but it’s also a sign of an impending winter. It’s the time to prepare for winter and keeping your family safe on the roads. People often question the importance of winter tires, and yet they’re one of the most important vehicle parts when it comes to safety. Here’s what you need to know:

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When to Install Winter Tires

As a rule, we suggest installing winter tires when the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius. This is when you’ll see the biggest changes in your tire pressure and consistency, or feel. When your tire pressure changes, you’ll notice changes in traction and how your vehicle handles. The same goes for your tire firmness. If a tire’s rubber becomes softer or harder, you will see similar changes.

Here in Saskatchewan, winter tires aren’t legally required for any roadways. In some other provinces you will find that they are. If you’re travelling from Saskatchewan to BC for some reason, you need winter tires for many highways and mountain roads. While they aren’t legally required, with the heavy snowfall that we see, we believe that they should be. When winter is coming, it’s time for snow tires, not just Game of Thrones.

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Choosing Winter Tires

It can be touch choosing winter tires for any season, let alone winter. When you’re ready to shop for winter tires, we’re here to make it easy. You can use our online tire finder tool, whether you’re driving a Toyota or a vehicle of any other make or model!

You’ll be able to look at our wide selection of tires from a variety of manufacturers. We carry brands such as Hankook, Michelin, Goodyear Tires, BF Goodrich, and more. The tool will tell you which tires will work for your wheel size and vehicle specifications. Our parts experts here at the dealership are also able to help you choose between the different brands and models. Better yet, our Toyota trained technicians will install them to manufacturer’s specifications.

Booking Your Appointment

Now that you’re ready to select some tires and have them installed, book your appointment online. We’ll get back to you with a confirmation quickly and make sure that we’re here when you’re ready. When the snow hits, everyone realizes that it’s time for tires. Beat the rush and book your appointment ahead of time.

When your appointment is nearing, don’t forget that we’re now located in our new facility! You can find us at 111 Range Rd, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3E5. You’ll be looking just as hot as our new building with shiny new winter tires. Better yet, you’ll be safe on the winter roads of Whitehorse and beyond. Don’t put your safety in the hands of slippery ice and snow, trust that you have control with the right tires for your vehicle. Book your tire swap today.

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