Are Winter Tires Worth It?

Snow tires are also called winter tires. In St. Catharines and the Niagara region, we tend to get lots of snow and freezing rain.  With the mixture of extreme weather in winter that causes lower braking and corner friction, it is recommended to put on high performing snow tires that allow deep penetration of snow in the tread. The Hydrophilic compounds of the rubber help create more friction, giving you a more stable driving condition.

There is more than enough evidence to prove the benefits of winter tires. Regular rubber tires start to harden at temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius. Imagine your regular tires acting like hard plastic while trying to break your car or truck in snowy conditions. The tread patterns on regular tires are to narrow and tight to properly grip and disperse snow, which can lead to skidding and unsafe driving conditions.

Can I get by with just two winter tires on my vehicle?

Driving with only two snow tires can be extremely dangerous. There is some belief that you can get by with only two tires. You will be able to get started very quickly, but braking can become extremely comprised endangering your safety.

Do you need snow tires when driving in the city?

You absolutely should have snow tires when driving in the city. Snow buildup, black ice, and slush are genuine concerns when driving. Countless times vehicles lose control end up in ditches or cannot brake appropriately in the town because of improper tires for the conditions. You have probably seen many occasions where a vehicle could not stop at an intersection, so be sure to put the proper rubber on your car

What do I do with my regular tires for the Winter?

With Q-Tires Plus, you never have to worry as we offer tire storage until it is time to switch them in spring. Our friendly staff will let you know the options available to you.

Q-Tires Plus

905 346 1221

164 Hartzel Rd. St.Catharines

Snow Tire Specialists