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Winter Tires in Winnipeg

There are many good reasons to switch to winter tires when the seasons change. Black ice. Snow. Slush. Freezing rain. Puddles. Slippery roads. The list goes on and on. While many drivers rely on all-season tires all year long, even drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive sedans need to make the switch to winter tires when the weather starts to turn nasty.

Tires might look the same--round, black, grooved, rubbery--but they are not all built the same. This is especially true when considering the difference between summer or all-season tires and winter tires. For people that need to drive in all weather conditions, having winter tires on when encountering dangerous conditions can be the difference between being in an accident and making it home safely.

Winter tires are designed to provide drivers with enhanced handling and braking performance on snowy and slippery roads. Thanks to the specialized tread width and pattern, winter tires are optimized to provide extra grip on snowy surfaces. Winter tires brake have a stopping distance almost three times shorter than summer tires. While winter tires can come to a stop in 100 feet, it might take 300 feet to make the same stop with tires that are not equipped for the conditions. This could be the difference between sliding into an intersection or stopping before an accident occurs.

Winter tires feature a rubber compound that is formulated to have a better grip in cold weather. This very soft compound stays flexible even as temperatures drop, which provides more controlled handling. The rubber in summer tires hardens in colder temperatures, which results in less grip on the road. As mentioned previously, winter tires have unique tread patterns and wider grooves to enhance traction on the snow, but they also have very deep sipes, which are the slits in the tire treads that allow the tire to cut through slush and avoid hydroplaning.

Winter Tires for Sale in Winnipeg - Employee Pricing

 

River City Ford offers winter tires for sale in Winnipeg to keep drivers safe in all types of weather. One of their winter tire offers is employee pricing, which allows customers to buy winter tires at the employee price (i.e. with no markup) from September through November. Drivers across Winnipeg can equip their vehicle with winter tires at the best possible price through this offer.

Winter Tire Offers in Winnipeg - Price Match Guarantee

Another winter tire offer that River City Ford provides to drivers in Winnipeg is a price match guarantee. A price match guarantee means that River City Ford will sell tires to drivers at the lowest price found across all retailers. Customers that come in to purchase a new set of winter tires simply have to show the dealership that a competitor or other business has the tires listed for a lower price. Drivers do not have to visit multiple service centres to find the best deal--River City Ford's price match guarantee means that drivers are always getting a great deal.