Winter weather can be tough on the roads. From snow and ice to rain and sleet, there are any number of conditions you have to be ready to tackle when winter hits across the country. That’s why it’s important to switch your all-season tires out for winter ones. When you do so, though, make sure you get a winter tire package. These are the reasons why a winter tire package is a better option that simply purchasing winter tires.
Save Money & Time in the Future
You know you’re going to have to switch out to winter tires when battling Canadian winter, and a winter tire package is actually cheaper to change out than just winter tires. That’s because your tires are already mounted on dedicated wheels, reducing the amount of work your mechanic has to do to change them. When you have a winter tire package, your changeover time is also faster, reducing the amount of time you have to wait — and saving you both time and money down the line.
If you’re repeatedly removing and installing tires, there is additional pressure added to both the rim and the tire itself. On the tire, this can cause the air seal to break down over time. This can lead to pressure loss issues and, because the rim is also taking a beating, you could experience balancing issues, too. A winter tire package will reduce the pressure put on these parts, reducing the number of issues you might experience every winter.
Protect Your Original Equipment
During the winter and the spring, potholes are abundant, making it more likely that you will hit one and potentially damage your tire. By switching to a winter tire package, you will reduce the likelihood of your car’s original equipment wheels from being damage. That’s because the tires have a taller sidewall than all-season wheels, making them more durable than all-season tires, which normally have a low profile.
Contact us here at Hilltop Toyota to schedule a service appointment to install a Winter Tire Package on your vehicle.