Having the right tires installed on your vehicle is a must for safe driving. In Southern Ontario, snow tires are highly recommended. Winter tires are proven to perform better than all-season tires in the cold. They can help reduce braking distances by up to 25% in a variety of winter conditions, not just on snow. In 2008 it became mandatory to have them installed on vehicles in Quebec from December 15 to March 15. That’s how important they are. Many insurance companies in Ontario offer a 5-per-cent discount for having four snow tires installed during winter (November through March). Typically these winter tire discounts are applied to the rating of any vehicle that has four winter tires installed no later than November 20 and removed no earlier than April 15. But what about winter tire storage?
At Eastside Auto Service we make the process of seasonal tire storage as easy as possible for our customers. Have you ever experienced frustration, and maybe a little “rage” when trying to handle those heavy tires and rims? Especially when one might fall on your foot!! When you purchase a new set of winter tires from Eastside we can store your all-season tires and wheels right here, where they stay nice and dry and out of your garage or basement! Let us do the heavy lifting meaning you don’t have to deal with getting dirty, let alone those space concerns. And when winter is over, simply book an appointment to switch back to your all-season tires, and let us put your winter tires away until they are needed once again.
There are additional benefits if you put your winter tires on a set of steel wheels. You keep your beautiful factory or custom rims looking their best. Chances are, if you’re going to damage them it will be in winter when you can’t see those curbs and obstructions. Salt can damage the finish of many types of rims too.