Tyres and Change of Season

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Be well shod for winter:

When winter comes, it is essential that your vehicle is properly shod. In Quebec, the first risk of ground frost usually occurs at the beginning of October. You can install your four winter tires without the risk of the user as soon as he made 7oC.


Here are 4 reasons to use winter tires:

-reduction up to 25% of the braking distance

-Quebec, 38% of accidents involve cars without winter tires

-significantly increased adhesion of the tire to the road

-adequate preparation to bad weather (frost, ice, storms).

The law: be in order to foil the winter

Under the Code of road safety, all taxis, passenger vehicles, mopeds and motorcycles registered in Quebec must be equipped with specifically designed for winter driving tires for the period from 15 December to 15 March.

According to a new regulation of the Code of Road Safety, as of December 15, 2014 a winter tire must necessarily bear the pictograph of a mountain with a snowflake superimposed or be equipped with crampons and used in accordance with the Regulations use non-slip on the tires of some vehicles.

Thus, when the establishment in 2008 of the law on winter tires, winter tires or 4 seasons with a special registration without being equipped with the winter pictogram was accepted. As of December 15, 2014, this type of tires will not be accepted, even if it is still in excellent condition. This site offers Chevy wheels for sale.

It is important to remember that in terms of road safety, winter tires are proven. They ensure better vehicle stability when braking, allow it to rest on a shorter distance and help maintain its trajectory in a corner.

In summer, your tires may also suffer from the heat!

Why it is not recommended to drive in winter tires in summer?

For winter tires, summer presents extreme conditions. Designed for cold, snow and ice, winter tires are used in summer and formally dangerous. In addition, they will increase your gas bill, you will wear prematurely and to oblige on soliciting key parts of your vehicle (brakes, steering, suspension, etc.)

If used in the summer, winter tires:

-lose much of their adhesion

-lengthen the braking distance from 25 to 30%

-make evasive maneuvers and less precise bypass

-considerably increase fuel consumption of the vehicle

-have much more chance of bursting due to heat

-an increased risk of aquaplaning

-wear out much faster.

Other Tips:

The nitrogen inflation: facts and myths

Inflating tires with nitrogen is now available for all motorists. Nitrogen is however used for decades for inflating tires airplanes or racing cars. The reason for this choice is simple: nitrogen is an inert gas. Compared to the ambient air, the space it occupies is much less sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Inflating tires with nitrogen ensures more stable tire pressure and, therefore, eliminates the risk of under-inflation in cold weather and warm weather over inflation.

The more stable tire pressure provided by the nitrogen inflation is reflected by numerous benefits, including:

-better handling

-less risk of tire burst

-reduced and equal tire wear

-fuel savings

-an extended life of tires.

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