- January 21, 2020
- By Frank Marion
- In FAQ, Tires
Why can’t regular all-season-tires work through the snow and icy winter. Winter Tires or snow tires have a different tread design then any all-season-tires can have. Winter tires are designed to ensure safety and ease of driving in slippery weather. They give more traction by having deeper and more spaced out treads. Some Winter Tires have use different rubber compounds or metal studs to improve traction on wet or icy surfaces.
How badly do I need them in Toronto? During one winter storm event in Toronto there 350 weather related car accidents in one day. Many countries and jurisdictions require all cars to have snow tires during the winter months. Thus far in Toronto it is not yet required.
Why can’t regular also be equipped to work well in the winter? They would wear out quicker on dry roads and thus be expensive and offer a less smooth ride.
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